One of the greatest challenges to policy-makers ... is to ensure that benefits from forest products and services are shared with the poorest segments of society.
- UN FAO 2007 State of the World's Forests
KeeptheHabitat is working in south-east Asia to combat deforestation and prevent the loss of virgin rainforest habitats. We develop lasting innovative solutions that will benefit the forests, the people and communities that depend on them.
We are two companies:
KeeptheHabitat Pty Ltd is a privately owned Australian company which manages our projects. It works in Indonesia through an agreement with our accredited service provider PT Empat Delapan Suadara.
KeeptheHabitat Foundation Limited is a non-profit Australian company. Its role is to promote research and development on the protection and rehabilitation of natural habitats and the needs and welfare of communities associated with them, worldwide.
Our guiding principles are:
Conduct which is non-sectarian, apolitical and scientifically based
Integrity and commitment in our collaborations with people, communities, businesses and governments
Legally binding agreements with governments, communities and businesses
Robust, independent governance and monitoring of projects
Independent verification and audit of project progress and expenditure.