Rimba non-profit organisation was created under the French law of 1901 and established in 2012
It is designed to protect Indonesia’s biodiversity while raising awareness and involving local people in our projects.
Our actions are part of a global project for the preservation of forest and marine ecosystems through a socio-environmental approach that revolves around several field of action combining environmental protection and assistance in the development of local communities.
Indeed, we believe that the protection of the environment can only be done with the support and participation of the local communities. Conversely, helping local populations also contributes to protecting their natural resources.
We carry out our actions in the province of West Sumatra in Indonesia. Our facilities are located about 2 hours south of Padang, in the village of Sungai Pinang and its surroundings.
Our organisation is also working on creating an inventory of the wildlife
present in in the Muaro Duo forest and marine nature reserve. The objectives are to strengthen our knowledge, to make our data freely available in order to participate in the enrichment of public scientific databases and to facilitate the publication of specialised books, to introduce tourists to this biodiversity and to strengthen our partnerships with the Ministry of Forests and the Ministry of Fisheries for the physical protection of these natural areas.