Lomplai in Wehea. (c) Nick Hall

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 Ministry of Forestry, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Finance, National Development Planning Agency/Bappenas, Ministry of Research and Technology/BPPT, Indonesian Council for Sciences/LIPI, Presidential Working Unit for Development Monitoring and Control/UKP4, National Commission on Climate Change/DNPI, National Forestry Council, National Commissions on Fisheries Studies & Marine Conservation as well as other agencies at national, provincial and district levels.

Multilateral-Bilateral Institutions/ Development Agencies

Although our primary conservation method since the Conservancy began working outside the U.S. has been allocating and designing funding sources for conservation, more and more we are understanding that successful conservation strategies must include partnerships with governments, lending institutions, and other non-governmental organizations at all levels local, national and international.
For example:

  • US Agency for International Development
  • US Department of State
  • US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • World Bank
  • Global Environment Facility
  • International Finance Corporation
  • Australian Agency for International Development
  • Australian Government Department of Environment and Heritage – Regional Natural Heritage Programme
  • Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Federal Republic of German
  • Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation and many more.


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. Learn more about the Conservancy’s active involvement with indigenous people and communities.