E7: Beyond conservation

by Dinda Prayunita, Edoardo De Paola, Noémie De Vriendt, Daniel Hernando, Diego Calero Valdez


Transforming how land is developed, used and conserved has never been more urgent to achieve the goals of SDG 15: Life on Land. To meet both development and conservation goals, we must find a balanced approach. One strategy that has been successful for The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is the implementation of a community-based conservation using the SIGAP approach. It’s a Bahasa Indonesian acronym that signifies ‘Communities Inspiring Action for Change’.

In this podcast, Herlina Hartanto, PhD, a country director of TNC Indonesia (better known as Yayasan Konservasi Alam Nusantara – YKAN) talked about how the conservation project is carried out, as well as how SIGAP guides communities to develop comprehensive development plans and empower them to manage conservation and sustainable use of their lands in Berau, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. This conservation project has demonstrated that healthy ecosystems and strong communities are mutually reinforcing, and thus captures our best thinking on community roles in conservation.




Hovani, L., Varns, T., Hartanto, H., Rahman, S., Makinuddin, N., & Cortez, R. (2018). Jurisdictional Approaches to Sustainable Landscapes: Berau and East Kalimantan, Indonesia. https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.11150.82242



Interview guest:  Herlina Hartanto, PhD , Country Director of The Nature Conservancy – Indonesia (Yayasan Konservasi Alam Nusantara)

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