Riak Bumi is an Indonesian community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) NGO based in West Kalimantan. It was founded on 9 September 2000 with a commitment to countering trends that further marginalize rural and indigenous communities and disrupt the balance of healthy ecosystems. We believe that the only way to achieve both conservation and community welfare is through the empowerment of local people.
Riak Bumi Indonesia Foundation is registered under the Ministry of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia (No. AHU-0021523.AH.01.04.2015) and Notarial Deed for Riak Bumi Indonesia Foundation on 24th May 2021 (Notaris Suriyanto – Pontianak). In the technical cooperation was legalised between Riak Bumi Indonesia Foundation and Ministry of Environment and Forestry with a MoU
We work in the communities living within and around the Danau Sentarum National Park, which is an important wetlands conservation area. The founders of this organization are natives of the Danau Sentarum area and have been involved in conservation and community development work since 1995. We are a non-partisan, non-sectarian group, and welcome the participation of all people regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender or religion.