Indonesia is the world’s fourth most-populous country and one of its most biodiverse. Composed of more than 17,500 islands stretching for 2,600 miles (5,200 kilometers) between the Indian and Pacific Oceans, Indonesia is home to many ecological wonders. These natural resources face some very real threats, and so do the people who depend on them for their health and livelihoods.
Together with government, companies, other non-profits and local marine and forest-dwelling communities, The Nature Conservancy is helping develop new solutions to the problems that threaten to undermine Indonesia’s development. By supporting sustainable development, the Conservancy has a chance to play an important role in helping one of the world’s most environmentally important and highly populated countries achieve a natural balance, both on the land and at sea.