Wildlife Friendly Coffee
Agroforestry systems whereby crops are planted with native shade trees, are known to be one of the most valuable habitats for rare species. The island of Java has less than 10% of forest remaining, most of which is unsuitable for the Critically Endangered Javan slow loris.
Traditional Javanese agroforestry systems are characterised by flowering and gum-producing trees on their borders, providing food and connectivity for lorises. Lorises, however, are also heavily hunted for illegal wildlife trade.
Using a collaborative approach with farming communities, members of the Wildlife Friendly Coffee project have encouraged farmers to commit to a total hunting ban, to plant more shade trees, and to increase organic practices. This allowed them to obtain Wildlife Friendly Enterprise NetworkTM certification, which also allows them to get a premium price for their coffee.
|Dr Muhammad Ali Imron||Lecturer (Forestry, Forest Resources Conservation)||Fakultas Kehutanan|