Indonesia - Burung Indonesia

BirdLife Affiliate


Founded in: 2002
Members: 3055
Staff: 72
Address: Jl. Dadali 32, Bogor 16161, PO. Box 310/Boo, Bogor, West Java , ID
Tel/Fax: Tel. +62 251 835 7222 Ext 101; Fax. +62 251 835 7961
Email: birdlife@burung.org
Web: www.burung.org

Mission of the organisation

To be the guardian of Indonesia’s wild birds and their habitats through working with people for sustainable development. To achieve this, Burung Indonesia has been working on:

  • Promoting conservation of sites, species and habitats.
  • Working with communities to promote collaborative conservation and natural resource management for sustainable development.
  • Developing the organizational capacity for improved management of habitats, sites, and species.

Key Activities

  • Comprehensive conservation action for species, sites and habitats through working in protected areas, sustainable productive landscape management and ecosystem restoration in production forests.
  • Policy advocacy at local and national levels, utilizing a multi-stakeholder approaches.
  • Research and monitoring on priority bird species (globally threatened, endemic or species of parrots) in the Wallacea region.
  • Management of data, information and knowledge to set priorities, support conservation actions and function as a provider of information services to external constituencies.
  • Public involvement through local conservation groups, membership as well as working with the media, NGOs, individuals, private sector and government agencies.
  • Promote bird conservation to the public.

Recent Achievements

  • Support policy development on ecosystem restoration in production forests as a means to manage important ecosystems outside protected areas.
  • Together with BirdLife International and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), secured the management rights of 98,000 ha of the biodiversity rich but threatened Sumatran lowland rainforest for 100 years.
  • Facilitated participatory boundary demarcation process on Sumba Island for Manupeu Tanadaru National Park. 
  • Ended poaching of Sumba Cockatoo through collaboration with local conservation groups, local communities, and law enforcement agencies in Sumba Island.
  • Birds and Forest Conservation have become local curriculum and have been taught at all primary schools in three regencies in Sumba Island.
  • Facilitated the development of a collaborative management approach for Aketajawe-Lolobata National Park in Halmahera, North Maluku.
  • Promote productive landscape management as a means to improve community livelihoods while conserving important biodiversity and maintaining ecosystem integrity in West Flores and Gorontalo.
  • Developed alternative and participatory land use planning for critical small island ecosystems in Tanimbar, Maluku.