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Public Funding Campaign Through Support Village Communities in Mitigating Human and Elephant Conflicts

Belantara Foundation collaborates with social media influencers and environmental activist communities to invite #KawanBelantara to join the Living in Harmony program: Support Village Communities in Mitigating Human and Elephant Conflicts in Ogan Komering Ilir District, South Sumatra. This program is Belantara’s contribution to the ongoing elephant conservation activities that have been implemented by stakeholders within the landscape. Through this program, Belantara collaborates with Rumah Sriksetra, Forest Wildlife Society, APP Sinar Mas, and is funded by the Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund.


The Ogan Komering Ilir district in South Sumatra is an important habitat for the Sumatran elephant and is reported to be the densest elephant population in Asia. The Sumatran elephant population in this area is one of the remaining twelve elephant populations which have more than 50 elephants per group. However, in this area, humans and elephants are living in close proximity so conflicts between humans and elephants are very common in the area. Elephants often venture out of the forest in search for food and water into human settlements and plantations. The conflict harms both humans and elephants, often resulting in deaths for both parties.


KawanBelantara can participate in this program indirectly by participating in donating via mitigation of human-elephant conflict. The donation support will be used for the following activities:

  • Encouraging rapid response to conflict mitigation

This program will help people who live close to elephant habitats to be able to respond quickly in an effort to prevent and deal with elephants that enter agricultural land and settlements that are safe for both.

  • Education and awareness

This program will educate and socialize the community about the importance of mitigating human and elephant conflicts in Ogan Komering Ilir District, South Sumatra.

  • Plant elephant feed

This program will increase the feed for elephants in the elephant corridor. This aims to encourage elephants to stay in the elephant corridor, thereby reducing the intensity of elephants entering agricultural land and human settlements.


Let's take part in the effort to mitigate human-elephant conflict in Ogan Komering Ilir District, South Sumatra via MitigasikonflikHumangajah:

  1. Click the “DONATE NOW” button

  2. Enter the donation amount

  3. Choose the payment method GOPAY/LinkAja/JeniusPay/Mandiri/BCA/BNI/BNI Syariah/BRI and credit card

  4. Follow the instructions to complete the payment

  5. If you need further information, you can send an e-mail to or dm our Instagram account @belantara_found.

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