Adi Widyanto

Head of Conservation and Development
Burung Indonesia – BirdLife Partner in Indonesia

The Trillion Trees partnership and the BirdLife Accelerator programme has enabled me and my team to scale up conservation program in Mbeliling landscape to take up the new challenge of sustainable landscape financing. We have explored several opportunities for future conservation financing. Some of them are close by and therefore can be executed immediately such as community water business and commodity joint marketing. Some require rigorous preparation to meet the criteria set by the carbon trade or engaging with global players. Overall this has changed the way we implement our conservation program in a sense that securing long term financing has now become an inseparable part of what we do.