The project aims to address the conservation challenges faced by the Anoa, an iconic ungulate species endemic to Sulawesi, Indonesia. With a focus on habitat protection, community engagement, and species management, our project seeks to safeguard the Anoa population and its ecosystem in the face of increasing threats such as habitat loss, poaching, and human-wildlife conflict. Through strategic partnerships with local stakeholders, innovative conservation strategies, and targeted research efforts, we aim to ensure the long-term survival of the Anoa while promoting sustainable coexistence between wildlife and human communities. The IUCN Red List status for the Anoa (Anoa depressicornis) is “Endangered.”

Long-Term Sustainability and Replicability:

  1. Capacity Building: The project will prioritize capacity building among local communities, stakeholders, and relevant authorities to enhance their knowledge and skills in conservation practices, sustainable natural resource management, and biodiversity monitoring. By empowering local stakeholders, the project aims to foster a sense of ownership and ensure the continued implementation of conservation efforts beyond the project duration.
  2. Institutional Strengthening: Collaborative efforts will be made to strengthen local institutions and organizations involved in conservation activities. This may include establishing or enhancing community-based conservation initiatives, creating local conservation committees, or supporting the development of conservation policies and regulations at the regional or national level. By building institutional capacity, the project seeks to institutionalize conservation practices and ensure their long-term sustainability.
  3. Community Engagement and Participation: Sustainable conservation outcomes rely on the active participation and support of local communities. The project will employ participatory approaches to engage communities in decision-making processes, promote traditional ecological knowledge, and encourage the adoption of sustainable livelihood practices that are compatible with conservation goals. By fostering a sense of stewardship and responsibility among communities, the project aims to ensure ongoing community involvement in conservation efforts beyond the project’s lifespan.
  4. Monitoring and Evaluation: Robust monitoring and evaluation mechanisms will be established to track the effectiveness of conservation interventions and measure progress towards project objectives. Regular monitoring will enable adaptive management, allowing for adjustments in strategies and activities based on real-time feedback and changing environmental conditions. By continually assessing project outcomes and impacts, the project will identify lessons learned and best practices that can inform future conservation initiatives and facilitate replication in similar contexts.
  5. Knowledge Sharing and Replication: The project will prioritize knowledge sharing and dissemination of project results to relevant stakeholders, including local communities, government agencies, NGOs, and the broader conservation community. This may involve organizing workshops, seminars, and training sessions, as well as producing educational materials, manuals, and case studies. By sharing experiences, lessons learned, and successful approaches, the project aims to inspire and enable replication of conservation strategies and interventions in other areas facing similar conservation challenges.
  6. Partnerships and Collaboration: Sustainable conservation outcomes require collaboration and partnerships across multiple sectors and stakeholders. The project will actively seek to establish and strengthen partnerships with government agencies, NGOs, academic institutions, private sector actors, and local communities to leverage resources, expertise, and networks. By working collaboratively, the project aims to foster a culture of cooperation and collective action towards shared conservation goals, thereby enhancing the long-term sustainability and replicability of project results.

Project Communication Plan:

  1. Stakeholder Engagement: The project will prioritize regular communication and engagement with key stakeholders, including local communities, government agencies, NGOs, academic institutions, and the broader conservation community. Stakeholder meetings, workshops, and consultations will be organized to provide updates on project progress, share findings, and solicit feedback.
  2. Community Outreach: Efforts will be made to disseminate project results and findings directly to local communities through community meetings, village gatherings, and interactive workshops. Information will be presented in a clear and accessible manner, using local languages and culturally appropriate communication methods to ensure maximum understanding and engagement.
  3. Public Awareness Campaigns: Public awareness campaigns will be conducted to raise awareness about the importance of conservation and the significance of Anoa species and their habitats. This may include the use of multimedia materials, such as posters, brochures, videos, and social media campaigns, to reach a wider audience and inspire support for conservation efforts.
  4. Media Engagement: The project will actively engage with local, national, and international media outlets to highlight project activities, achievements, and impacts. Press releases, interviews, articles, and feature stories will be disseminated to raise visibility and generate public interest in conservation issues related to Anoa and their habitats.
  5. Scientific Publications: Project findings and research outcomes will be documented and published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and academic publications to contribute to the broader scientific knowledge base on Anoa conservation and biodiversity conservation in general. This will ensure that project results are accessible to the scientific community and can inform future research and conservation initiatives.
  6. Policy Briefs and Advocacy: Policy briefs summarizing key project findings and recommendations will be developed and shared with relevant policymakers and government agencies to inform decision-making processes and influence conservation policies and practices. Advocacy efforts will be made to promote the integration of Anoa conservation priorities into national and regional conservation agendas.
  7. Networking and Collaboration: The project will actively participate in relevant conservation networks, forums, and conferences to share experiences, lessons learned, and best practices with other conservation practitioners and stakeholders. This will facilitate knowledge exchange, foster collaboration, and promote replication of successful approaches in other conservation contexts.
  8. Monitoring and Evaluation of Communication Efforts: The effectiveness of communication activities will be regularly monitored and evaluated to assess reach, impact, and audience engagement. Feedback mechanisms will be established to solicit input from stakeholders and ensure that communication efforts are responsive to their needs and preferences.

Objective: To improve the conservation status of Anoa species and their habitats in Tanjung Peropa, Sulawesi, Indonesia.


  1. Increased population and habitat protection for Anoa.
  2. Enhanced community awareness and participation in Anoa conservation.
  3. Strengthened institutional capacity for sustainable Anoa conservation management.


  1. Establishment of protected areas or conservation zones within Tanjung Peropa.
  2. Development and implementation of community-based conservation initiatives, including habitat restoration and anti-poaching measures.
  3. Conduct of outreach and education programs to raise awareness about Anoa conservation among local communities.
  4. Training workshops and capacity-building activities for local stakeholders, including community members, park rangers, and government officials.
  5. Creation of monitoring and enforcement mechanisms to ensure compliance with conservation regulations and management plans.
  6. Collaboration with relevant government agencies, NGOs, and other stakeholders to support long-term Anoa conservation efforts.


  1. Conduct biodiversity surveys and habitat assessments to identify key areas for Anoa protection.
  2. Engage with local communities to establish community-managed conservation areas and develop sustainable livelihood alternatives.
  3. Organize awareness campaigns, workshops, and educational events to promote Anoa conservation and the importance of biodiversity conservation.
  4. Provide training on Anoa monitoring techniques, habitat management, and law enforcement for park rangers and local volunteers.
  5. Develop and implement conservation agreements or management plans with relevant stakeholders to govern land use and resource management in Anoa habitats.
  6. Establish partnerships with government agencies, NGOs, and research institutions to support research, monitoring, and conservation efforts.
  7. Monitor Anoa populations and habitat condition regularly to assess the effectiveness of conservation interventions and adapt management strategies as needed.
  8. Conduct regular evaluations and reviews of project activities and outcomes to identify lessons learned and best practices for replication and scaling up.