Wildlife Friendly Coffee

Principal Investigator(s): Professor Anna Nekaris

Contact: anekaris@brookes.ac.uk

Project start: September 2018

Funded by: Oxford Brookes University, PTES, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Twycross Zoo

About us

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.

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Leadership

Anna Nekaris

Professor Anna Nekaris

Professor in Primate Conservation

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Membership

Staff

Name Role Email
Dr Michela Balestri Associate Lecturer mbalestri@brookes.ac.uk
Dr Marco Campera Research Fellow mcampera@brookes.ac.uk

Students

Name Thesis Title Supervisors Completed
Sophie Manson Quantifying the ecosystem services provided by vertebrates within an agroforest environment in Java, Indonesia Professor Anna Nekaris, Professor Vincent Nijman

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Collaborators

Name Role Organisation
Dr Muhammad Ali Imron Lecturer (Forestry, Forest Resources Conservation) Fakultas Kehutanan

From the field to our cups

Farmer bringing shade trees to his coffee plantation
Farmer bringing shade trees to his coffee plantation
The Javan palm civet is an important seed disperser of coffee and part of the Little Fireface Project radio tracking programme
The Javan palm civet is an important seed disperser of coffee and part of the Little Fireface Project radio tracking programme
Farmer roasting the coffee beans
Farmer roasting the coffee beans
Research Esther applying an organic pesticide
Research Esther applying an organic pesticide
Training Indonesian farmers about Wildlife Friendly farming techniques
Training Indonesian farmers about Wildlife Friendly farming techniques
Eco-friendly recyclable packaging
Eco-friendly recyclable packaging