To encourage, support and build partnering relationships between self-help community groups in Indonesia whereby they can network together in the area of conservation of their environment leading to increased health and prosperity.
And, with the support and assistance of Partners, to deliver world's best practice relief and development projects to needy communities based on mutual accountability, trust and respect.
Maximise our efforts to conserve Indonesia’s fauna and flora especially by providing sustainable employment to local communities around conservation areas through community empowerment, irrespective of nationality, race, gender, political conviction or religious belief.
We are the NGO arm of Ecolodges Indonesia (ELI), formed in May 2020 as part of our response to the global pandemic of COVID 19. We are managed by the same legal and taxation teams as ELI. Our Chairman is Mr Gede Ori, Operations Manager is Mrs Putu Helmy Mariani, Secretary Mrs Meryl Wilson and Treasurer Mrs Kadek Sri Rahayu. Our principal aim is to attract income for conservation or agricultural activities to provide jobs and increased incomes to our staff and surrounding village communities.
Since its establishment in May 2020, the INDONESIA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION – OUR WORLD (ICFOW) has pioneered 15 programs in three stages. These have greatly assisted in saving many jobs of the local staff in all ecolodges and creating income for some villagers surrounding our lodges, during the COVIID pandemic.
We are now in the post COVID period with three main STAGE 4 or 5 programs REWILD TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK, including the FOREST MANAGEMENT TRAINING CENTRE, and AGRICULTURE. We still operate a DEVELOPMENT FUND where unspecified funds are placed to be used in future programs or when needed in current programs.
Our main sponsors so far have been Ecolodges Indonesia based in Bali (including private donations from shareholders and supporters), Ecosafari Indonesia who contribute US10 for every booking made, and VetLove a private animal Health company based on the Gold Coast, Australia. Progress has been slow due to the shutdowns due to the global COVID pandemic, the chaotic state of the Carbon Tree Market due to mismanagement leading to cautious government clearances taking a long time due to due diligence, and the affect of the long rains causing serious flooding all over the planting area.
KAHIU, our principle local partner, based in Pangkalan Bun, Central Borneo has now a signed agreement by the Minister of the Environment and Forestry in Jakarta and the Director of the Tanjung Puting National Park. We are now, weather permitting all set to proceed.
The Tanjung Puting National Park in Central Borneo is one of few places where visitors can be guaranteed seeing wild orangutans. Our iconic Rimba Orangutan Ecolodge (ROEL) is on the Sekonyer river in the northern part of the park, and has been chosen by local villagers as the site of the proposed Forest Management Training Centre. This program, designated CONSERVE OUR WORLD has attracted support from many individual donors, WORLD RELIEF AUSTRALIA (WRA) https://www.wra.org.au/2018conserveourworld where Australian donor tax payers can attract tax relief, Vet Love https://vetlove.com.au/ and Gold Coast schools eg Miami High School https://miamishs.eq.edu.au/.
A five-year agreement has been signed with KAHIU (a local partner based near the park) and the Director of TPNP (Tanjung Puting National Park) contracting the ICFOW Foundation to assist in the financing to plant a large number of trees, in the south of the park near the Sungei Buluh Besar river. This is a very exciting development and requires continuous new funds. The program will be implemented by TANJUNG LESTARI, a group of villagers living in the village of Tanjung Harapan near ROEL.
The program has been approved by the Minister of the Environment and Forestry in Jakarta. We are currently delayed from commencing due to very heavy and long rains – see link https://drive.google.com/file/d/15W4dLo9uV92nUV3TPZ-eb419JpkIukmO/view?usp=sharing where the photos tell the story.
We hope to start shortly and will post regular updates on this website.
We currently have two options for making donations to our programs, with great thanks and appreciation.
If you wish to receive a tax receipt please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your payment details.
You could support this program trough WORLD RELIEF AUSTRALIA (WRA) https://www.wra.org.au/2018conserveourworld where Australian donor tax payers can attract tax relief
Bank: CIMB NIAGA
Name of Account: YAYASAN KONSERVASI INDONESIA BUMI KITA
Account Number: 800166348000
Bank Swift Code: BNIAIDJA
Bank Address: Jalan M.H. Thamrin 77, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia 80119
Tel: +62 361 436047
You can pay using either PayPal or your credit card.
This is a simple and secure procedure.