Sumatran Tiger is a project implemented under the framework of the UNDP Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP) 2011 – 2015 applying the National Implementation Modality (NIM), where the Ministry of Environment and Forestry act as the Implementing Partner. The Implementing Partner is responsible and accountable for managing the project – including the monitoring and evaluation of project interventions and achieving project outputs, and for the effective use of project resources.
The Directorate of Biodiversity Conservation under the DG of Natural Resources and Ecosystem Conservation (KSDAE), MoEF is the government institution responsible for the daily execution and coordination of the project. They work closely with relevant directorates within the DG of KSDAE, national park agencies and relevant BKSDA offices.
The Director of the Biodiversity Conservation Directorate serves as the National Project Director (NPD), is the MoEF focal point for the project. The NPD is responsible for providing government facilitation and guidance for project implementation.
Vision and Mission
The proposed long-term solution for securing Sumatra’s forests, wildlife and ecosystem services lies in consolidating a network of effectively managed and adequately funded protected areas that are supported by complementary actions in the adjacent forests and communities to achieve sustainably managed landscapes.
The project aims to achieve this through strengthening the management effectiveness and sustainable financing of key national parks and by developing multi-agency partnerships across multiple provinces and providing incentives for communities in key areas to reduce forest encroachment and illegal hunting of protected species.
At present, the main barriers to achieving this vision are a combination of weak natural resource governance and protected area management capacity, poor inter-agency coordination, and inadequate financial planning and management for protected areas.
The project goal is to contribute to the conservation and sustainable use of globally significant biodiversity in Indonesia. The project objective is to enhance biodiversity conservation in priority landscapes in Sumatra through adoption of best management practices in protected areas and adjacent production landscapes, using tiger recovery as a key indicator of success.
The most plausible way to achieve this will be through implementing the MoEF’s National Tiger Recovery Plan (NTRP) because it contains many of the key elements required for protecting forests and wildlife in Sumatra.
The project recognises that past actions to achieve this in Sumatra this have been hampered by poor institutional planning, co-ordination and cooperation within and between different government and civil society organisations. This is due to the lack of an effective framework for information exchange and strategy development, few focal points for collaboration and a lack of capacity and key expertise to perform the required actions.
The project aims to address a range of institutional, governance and financial issues that presently prevent the project objective from being achieved. To do so, it will create a model biodiversity management system based on government-civil society organization partnerships that is operational across the target landscapes and that can be scaled-up across Sumatra and, potentially, across Indonesia.