Daikin Industries Reforestation Project
Daikin Industries Ltd., a Japanese based air-conditioning company, has been partnering with Conservation International (CI) to support the reforestation of a degraded area along the edges of the Gunung Gede Pangrango National Park in Indonesia. The national park, which has some of the little remaining forest area on the island of Java, is a source of water for the cities of Jakarta, Bogor, Tangerang, and Bekasi.
Goals & Approach
The mission is to plant trees within 200 hectares of the degraded buffer zone around the national park through tight partnerships with the community and stakeholders living around the national park. The tree species used in planting were selected by the desires of community groups for native species and tree species with edible fruits. Daikin also has established a mobile environmental classroom to be used along with the reforestation project for environmental education of local stakeholders and community members.
In November 2009, five thousand seedlings of 5 native species were planted on 10 ha of land. Around 10% did not survive and were replaced. Additionally, a nursery was set up near the planting areas. Since 2009, twenty-eight thousand seedlings were planted in 70 ha of land. Monitoring and maintaining activities have begun in which the saplings are cared for and replaced if needed. Daikin and CI plan to continue tree planting along with the development of their eco-tourism, community agroforestry, environmental education, carbon analysis, and biodiversity research programs.
Daikan. n.d. "Reforestation in Indonesia" Accessed: June 2020
- Daikin Industries Ltd.
- Conservation International