Borneo, Indonesia
Borneo, Indonesia Scenic view in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. © Nick Hall

About Us

Who We Are

Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has worked around the world to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.

Collaborative, Science-Based and Innovative

The Nature Conservancy is constantly adapting to take on our planet’s biggest, most important challenges. Our vision is a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives.

Protecting Nature for People in Indonesia

The challenges facing our natural world have never been greater and the need for bold solutions has never been more urgent. Learn how our work in Indonesia is making a difference for people and nature.

Our Partners in Conservation

The Nature Conservancy pursues non-confrontational, pragmatic, market-based solutions to conservation challenges. This makes it essential for us to work collaboratively with partners — with government agencies, communities, companies, multilateral institutions, individuals and other non-profit organizations across the country.

Government Agencies

In Indonesia, we work with government agencies such as the Ministry of Forestry, the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, the Ministry of Environment, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as other agencies at national, provincial and district levels.

Multilateral-Bilateral Institutions/ Development Agencies

Successful conservation strategies must include partnerships with governments, lending institutions, and other non-governmental organizations at all levels local, national and international. Examples of multilateral-bilateral institutions and development agencies with whom we work in Indonesia include the US Agency for International Development (USAID), UNESCO, the World Bank, and the Australian Agency for International Development. 


For decades The Nature Conservancy has recognized that the private sector has an important role to play in advancing our conservation mission. In that spirit, we are working with companies large and small around the world to help change business practices and policies, raise awareness of conservation issues, and raise funds to support important new science and conservation projects.

Non-profit Organizations

The Conservancy works with other like-minded organizations such asWWF, Conservation International, Wildlife Conservation Society, World Education and others.

Local Communities

Most of the world’s biodiversity exists in areas inhabited by people. Effective conservation cannot be achieved unless the people who live and rely on those lands are an integral part of the conservation process. For the past 20 years, The Nature Conservancy has depended upon partnerships with local communities to conserve some of the most biologically critical and threatened ecosystems in the archipelago and to ensure good ecological management while continuing to support the local economy.

Young orangutan
Young orangutan Young orangutan © Studio in the Wild

Strength In Numbers

We rely on diverse voices and dedicated supporters to achieve unparalleled results.