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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT 2016 proved another year of growth and success thanks to Planet Indonesia?s innovative model and hardworking staff. This success is rooted in our organization?s core belief: conservation thrives when communities are resilient and committed to promoting their natural surroundings. I?d like to share just a few ways Planet Indonesia drove people-centered conservation in 2016: -We expanded our programs to reach 2,410 households participating in communal businesses and environmental leadership programs. Demonstrating our commitment to gender inclusivity, more than 70% of beneficiaries were women -Our conservation experts collected wildlife data in one of West Kalimantan, Indonesia?s most critical and under-researched ecosystems, Gunung Niut Nature Reserve. Iconic species such as the Bornean Orangutan, Bornean Gibbons, and the Helmeted Hornbill call the park home. -Our wildlife trafficking team conducted the first ever surveys of animal markets in West Kalimantan. In partnership with OceanWise, we developed a smartphone app to collect data on bird markets and enhance the effectiveness of local law enforcement. For these initiatives and more, Planet Indonesia


was honored as an effective member of the conservation community. UN Women named Planet Indonesia as one of the top ten new development organizations in the world, while the Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge awarded our efforts to combat trafficking. Our Executive Director, Adam Miller, was invited to share Planet Indonesia?s story at the World Congress of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (known as the Olympics of conservation!). He was also selected as one of thirty-four delegates for the International Federation for Animal Welfare?s Youth Forum. We?re humbled by this recognition. Looking to 2017, Planet Indonesia will continue its inventive and ambitious approach to conservation. We are working with trappers to address the supply side of trafficking, redesigning fishing practices to conserve mangrove forests, and offering communal business members literacy and family planning services to fortify their resilience against poverty. I personally aim to broaden our networks in the United States as we will only grow stronger as we expand our community. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I extend a sincere thank you to all of Planet Indonesia?s supporters in Indonesia, the United States and beyond. We are deeply appreciative.

Elizabeth Kennedy President of the Board

INTERNAL SCALING We are excited to share our growth with you both internally and externally. In 2015 we had a team of just 9 in this past year have grown to a team of 31 part-time and full-time staff. With new program support we expect our team to grow to a team of 40 by the end of 2017.

EXTERNAL SCALING Planet Indonesia has been continually testing, perfecting, and replicating our model to reach thousands of villagers. By the end of 2016 we had a total of 2410 households enrolled in our communal business approach and reached through our leadership education program. With new program investments we are on track to reach over 3000 households by the end of 2017.

INVESTMENT Planet Indonesia International invests in program partners based on-the-ground in Indonesia. In 2016 we invested $154,000 in Yayasan Planet Indonesia to carry out programs and increase the reach of our organization. In 2017 our investments will increase to $200,000 in our local partners.












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OUR APPROACH We help communities achieve sustainable development through nature conservation

THE PROBLEM : Econ om i c i n secu r i t i es i n r u r al com m u n i t i es dr i ve cu l t u r al an d en v i r on m en t al degr adat i on . We addr ess developm ent issues that for ce com m unities in tim es of need to tur n to activities that negatively im pact the envir onm ent or cause them to lose m anagem ent of natur al r esour ces to lar ge cor por ations and enter pr ises. We tar get the w or ld's poor est com m unities w ho live in tandem w ith the w or ld's m ost biologically diver se ecosystem s. THE SOLUTI ON: We pr om ot e cu l t u r al i den t i t y an d su st ai n abl e r esou r ce m an agem en t by bu i l di n g com m u n al bu si n ess gr ou ps t h at r esu l t i n econ om i cal l y r esi l i en t com m u n i t i es. We identify

sustainable pr ofit-m aking str ategies by founding com m unal business gr oups to help individuals incr ease local incom e and im pr ove access to savings and loans system s to build local r esilience and decr ease envir onm ental degr adation. I NTEGRATED CONSERVATI ON: Our m odel is unique in that w e m ake a com m itm ent to hum an w ell-being to incentivize conser vation and r esour ce m anagem ent plans. We pr ovide a num ber of ser vices to com m unities such as liter acy tr aining and r epr oductive health ser vices to offset the oppor tunity costs and cat al yze conser vation.

CATALYZINGCONSERVATION Our approach drives the adoption of conservation and sustainable resource management by providing community-based services to make conservation cost-effective. FOREST PROTECTI ON We w or k w ith com m unities to pr otect som e of the w or ld's last r em aining r ainfor ests and m angr ove habitats. By the end of 2017 w e w ill have near ly 30,000 h ect ar es of for est pr otected thr ough our com m unal business gr oup appr oach and over 40,000 seedlings planted. W I LDLI FE TRAFFI CKI NG Indonesia has som e of the highest r ates of w ildlife tr afficking in the w or ld. Our w i l dl i f e i n vest i gat i on s team m onitor s the illegal tr ade and w or ks w ith gover nm ent to m ake ar r ests of illegal shipm ents and poacher s. COM M UNI TY W ELL-BEI NG We use our com m unal business appr oach to m ake a com m itm ent to com m unity w ell-being. We ar e w or king w ith 2400 households to incr ease local incom e, pr ovide liter acy and r epr oductive ser vices, in exchange for pr otecting for ests,

decr easing illegal anim al tr afficking, and secur ing land r ights. GENDER I NCLUSI ON We place a heavy em phasis on developing w om en ow ned businesses. Over 1500 of our beneficiar ies ar e indigenous w om en w ith a focus on r evitalizing tr aditional textiles as a for m of econom ic incom e in exchange for conser vation com pacts to pr otect r ainfor ests. SPECI ES CONSERVATI ON The habitats w e ar e pr otecting have som e of the w or ld's r ar est and m ost endanger ed species. We ar e cur r ently w or king w ith species such as the Cr itically Endanger ed Bor nean Or angutan and Helem ted Hor nbill. Our biodiver sity sur vey team is cur r ently conducting the fir st ever sur veys the Gunung Niut Natur e Reser ve. In just 15 days w e discover ed over 100 species or bir ds and 35 her ptofauna species.

DRIVING ADOPTION Our model is unique in that we pair communal business development with conservation compacts that provide measurable, tangible, benefits to communities in exchange for effective conservation practices of high priority areas and species. Our model helps communities overcome the opportunity costs of conservation and ensures fair and equitable development in tandem with responsible resource management and stewardship. In 2017 we are expanding the services we provide to communities in exchange for protecting forests and wildlife.

BOOKS TO FISH Planet Indonesia recently launched its lit er acy t r ain in g pr ogr am . All community members who join our conservation programs now have access to free coaching and tutoring. We believe that conservationists and development must move beyond the traditional boundaries of increasing cash flow to alleviate poverty and protecting forests, but also expand into education, health care, and other sectors.

COM M UNITY-HEALTH Planet Indonesia is currently conducting feasibility studies to test and investigate the use of f am ily plan in g an d r epr odu ct ive h ealt h as a conservation tool. With new funding, in late 2017 or early 2018 we will launch a new com m u n it y-h ealt h program providing basic health care services to households that enroll in our conservation compact approach.

We use a simple 4 step approach to build strong relationships with communities and make a commitment to human well-being. Through these communal business groups we administer and design conservation compacts that provide incentives and benefits for implementing new resource management plans. Together with communities we drive the adoption of conservation through sustainable development.

PROGRAM GROWTH: FROM FOREST TO SEA New program launching: Currently, over 2.6 billion people on ear t h r ely on f ish er ies as a primary source of protein and economic income. Moreover, 97% of t h e w or ld?s fisheries reside in developing countries. Big f ish r epr odu ce at h igh er r at es, bu t w e w an t t h e big f ish , t ak in g t h e m ost im por t an t br eeder s f r om t h e popu lat ion . Marine populations operate on a somewhat simple population principle that a thousand fish at a small age and class size have a much lower net reproductive rate than a 100 fish at a large age and class size. As the industry targets large fish of older age/class sizes (e.g. the ?big? catch), humans unequally harvest from marine populations. This causes a waterfall effect which destroys fish populations. As we harvest the lar gest f ish w e t ak e aw ay t h e in dividu als con t r ibu t in g t h e m ost t o t h e r epr odu ct ive r at e. Fish, crabs, and shrimp are the asset class with the fastest rate of return in the world. M ean in g, w e ju st n eed t o give t h em t im e. Planet Indonesia is implementing Area and time closures (ATCs or Temporary Marine Reserves/TMRs) in coastal areas. Under this strategy small sections of coastal areas are temporary closed for 6-8 months, allowing for fish stocks to replenish before opening for harvest once again. Utilizing ecological principles and the fast-rate-of-return of marine populations, our temporary closure system helps communities recognize the value of preserving coastal habitats that are necessary for marine population persistence. Area and time closures integrate the ecology of fish reproduction into their management strategies producing a resilient system for sustained harvest. Wh en t h ese t em por ar y r eser ves ar e open ed, local com m u n it ies exper ien ce an explosion in in com e t h r ou gh h ar vest ed st ock . Read more at:

INTERNATIONAL VS. DOMESTIC Planet Indonesia is a group of two organizations. Planet Indonesia International is based in the USA and Yayasan Planet Indonesia is based in West Borneo, Indonesia. How do they differ? PLANET I NDONESI A YAYASAN PLANET I NTERNATI ONAL I NDONESI A I NVEST: We invest in our on-the-gr ound par tner s in Indonesia. We fundr aise and pr ovide financial suppor t.

M EASURE: We m easur e our im pact and conduct studies to collect data to test our m odel

PARTNERSHI PS: We develop new par tner ships thr ough our inter nship and r esear ch associates pr ogr am s

OUTREACH: We tell the stor y of our w or k in Indonesia to an inter national audience to incr ease aw ar eness.

I M PLEM ENT: Our Indonesian team focuses on im plem enting pr ojects and using our m odel to cr eate r esults

M EASURE: W ith our inter national team of exper ts w e conduct im pact studies and r esear ch on our pr ogr am s to m easur e our im pact.

POLI CY: Our Indonesian team uses our r esults and w or k to change national policy and r aise aw ar eness about issues at a national level

FINANCIAL STATEMENT: INTERNATIONAL BRANCH Planet Indonesia is dedicated to transparency to all our stakeholders, donors, and fellow activists. Below are the summarized financial statements for our US based 501c3 not-for-profit. Program Support are grants and investments made to our partners based in Indonesia (Yayasan Planet Indonesia). For financial year ending December 31st, 2016. Cat egor y


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FINANCIAL STATEMENT: INDONESIAN BRANCH Planet Indonesia is dedicated to transparency to all our stakeholders, donors, and fellow activists. Below are the summarized financial statements for our INDONESIAN based not-for-pro fit. For financial year ending December 31st, 2016. Cat egor y


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Planet Indonesia 2016 Annual Report  

We are happy to announce the publication of our 2016 Annual Report. For more information please visit:

Planet Indonesia 2016 Annual Report  

We are happy to announce the publication of our 2016 Annual Report. For more information please visit: