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The Executive Director of Belantara Foundation Visits the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and Askul in Japan to Introduce Belantara Foundation's Vision, Mission, and Programs.

The Executive Director of the Belantara Foundation, Dr. Sri Mariati attended meetings with the CEOs and officials of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and ASKUL in Japan to introduce Belantara Foundation and our Vision and Mission.

She explained the primary focus of Belantara Foundation, which is allocating grants to support the recovery, protection, and conservation of endangered species (especially Sumatran tigers, Sumatran elephants, Sumatran and Kalimantan orangutans); and institutional development, and community development and empowerment initiatives in conservation areas, production forests, protected forests and social forestries in the 10 grant areas located in the five provinces of: South Sumatra Province, Riau Province, Jambi Province, East Kalimantan Province and West Kalimantan Province.

A multi-stakeholder approach is one of the ways to run the programs of the Belantara Foundation and is done so that Belantara Foundation can receive better decision making information in resource management. And since the Essential Ecosystem Area (KEE) crosses the grant distribution areas, coordinated responses among all stakeholders in the management and conservation of critical ecosystems are necessary.

This meeting hopes to open cooperation opportunities between International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and ASKUL to deepen the impact that can be achieved in the Belantara Foundation's ten grant areas.