Regional Natural Heritage Program funding outcomes for 2003-04

A total of 48 project proposals for RNHP funding in 2003-04 were submitted by NGOs and other organisations. Projects were assessed particularly for their potential to achieve direct on-ground outcomes in the first year of implementation of the RNHP.

Fifteen projects were funded for a total of $825,807:

Project description Name of recipient Location Funding amount
Tam Dao National Park Community Awareness Programme
  • Environmental education for community awareness
  • Capacity building for biodiversity conservation
Education for Nature Vietnam Indo-Burma/Vietnam $75,193
Integrated human conservation development at Tanjung Putting National Park, Kalimantan
  • Conservation of biodiversity, particularly orang-utans through scientific research for habitat rehabilitation and wildlife release
  • Enhanced environmental awareness of local communities
  • Promote sustainable resource practices
  • Support local community health and education
  • Community-based eco-tourism
Friends of the National Parks Foundation Sundaland/Indonesia $39,374

Expansion of Bukit Tigapuluh NP Rhino/Tiger Protection Units in Bukit Barisan Selatan NP, and Starting Up Batang Gadis NP

  • Protection of lowland forest habitat for conservation of tigers, elephant and plant diversity in Sumatra
  • Support for anti-poaching units for protection of tigers and rhino
  • Enhancement of local community awareness and involvement in planning and conservation management
CEPF/Indonesian Rhino Conservation Programme/Yayasan BITRA Conservation International Indonesia $250,000

Mondulkiri elephant conservation project

  • Natural resource and landscape management for protection of elephants
  • Capacity building for government and communities in natural resource use planning and protected area management
Fauna and Flora International Cambodia $67,157

Conservation of Eastern Black Crested Gibbon and Snub-nosed Monkey

  • Improve law enforcement including establishment of supervised community patrols
  • Improved cross-border collaboration
  • Reduced use of forest wood resources through introduction of alternative energy sources
Fauna and Flora International Northern Vietnam $59,810

Coral Triangle Marine Resource Conservation Priorities, Protected Areas and Community Based Management for Sulawesi Marine Ecosystems

  • Support management of marine protected areas
  • Work on co-management initiatives with local fishers
WWF Australia, ICRON, UNEP Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines $66,000

Effective Marine Protected Area Management at Wakatobi National Park, Indonesia

  • Increase MPA management effectiveness in the Park
  • Enhance conservation awareness, alternative resource uses, and scientific monitoring and development of a large-scale MPA network
TNC Indonesia Indonesia $145,230

Community Conservation of the Gau Highlands and the Critically Endangered Fiji Petrel, Gau Island Fiji

  • Resource management planning workshops for local communities
  • Awareness program for community-based management of the Highland Protection Area
  • Training for local communities in scientific data collection for Fiji petrels and establishment of a survey site and activities
  • Predator control training for local communities
  • Community projected area status for Gau Highlands
National Trust for Fiji Fiji $24,250

Conservation of Coral Reef Hotspots in the Bismarck Sea, PNG

  • Conduct research into marine management strategies for PNG
  • Implement successful strategies in target communities, monitor, evaluate and adapt
  • Train future marine conservation leaders of PNG
Wildlife Conservation Society PNG $98,793