Wildlife Conservation Society-Indonesia Program

WCS's goal is to conserve the world's largest wild places in 15 priority regions, home to more than 50% of the world's biodiversity.This is outlined in our 2020 strategy, which positions WCS to maintain its historic focus on the protection of species while developing an ambitious plan to engage with a rapidly changing world.

The challenges are greater than ever, but with the focus, dedication, and passion of a committed staff—combined with a unique mixture of field, zoo, and aquarium expertise—WCS will continue to set the bar for science, conservation action, and education that has driven our success in protecting wildlife and wild places for over a century. We hold ourselves to the highest standards, adhering to core values of respect, accountability and transparency, innovation, diversity and inclusion, collaboration, and integrity.

The Wildlife Conservation Society has been working in Indonesia since 1965, and established an office in 1992. In 2002 the Marine Program started and has been working with government and community partners to develop networks of marine protected areas in Indonesia.

WCS has collected biological and socio-economic data from 10 regions in Indonesia and evaluated MPA effectiveness within each of these regions, including four marine National Parks. Our main findings were that small traditionally based MPAs appear to achieving improved conservation of coral reef resources, but there is a long way to go with improvements in coral reefs in large marine national parks (McClanahan et al. 2006).

Our work includes community based and scientific monitoring of marine ecosystems, the development and use of field protocols with governments and communities, the development of ecological and socio-economic database systems and improved management practices for the conservation of marine resources.

We work closely with coastal communities and with the Indonesian government to limit the damage caused by destructive, illegal and unregulated fishing.



WCS Indonesia
Address: Jalan Tampomas Ujung No. 35, Babakan,
Bogor Tengah - Bogor 16151
Phone: 62-251-8342135/8306029; Fax: 62-251-8357347