North Sulawesi Tenggara – Indonesia

On the island of Sulawesi, Naturevolution is working to protect the last vast expanse of primary forest on the island, as well as an archipelago of small islands that are home to the rich marine life of the Coral Triangle.

Le karst de Matarombeo sur l'île de Sulawesi en Indonésie

The karsts of North Sulawesi Tenggara

Sulawesi Tenggara (South-East Sulawesi) is considered one of the last wilderness areas of Sulawesi, containing about 700,000 hectares of largely intact forest. The adjacent Matarape Bay is home to some of the richest coral reefs in our oceans.

Les récifs coralliens de Sulawesi

The biodiversity of Sulawesi

Sulawesi is a hotspot of biodiversity. Its forests, mangroves and coral reefs are home to species that exist nowhere else and are in danger of extinction.

La pollution aux déchets plastiques en Indonésie

The threats

The karsts of North Sulawesi Tenggara are almost a textbook case of the threats to biodiversity: deforestation, illegal fishing, mining, plastic pollution and invasive species, it’s all there!

Our projects in Sulawesi Tenggara

We have been running two initial projects since 2018 to preserve the marine ecosystems of Matarape Bay. Refuse Plastic focuses on waste management and recycling, while Rainforest of the Sea targets threats to coral reefs.

For the protection of the Giant Clams and the exceptional reefs of Sulawesi

Ocean pollution prevention and waste recycling in Sulawesi

For the preservation and rehabilitation of reefs in the heart of the coral triangle

Supporting the preservation of Sulawesi Tenggara

Our local partners

Ecovolunteering in Indonesia

Naturevolution partners with local organizations to carry out its projects. On the protection of coral reefs, we work with Toli Toli Giant Clam Conservation, a marine conservation organization that has been involved locally for about ten years. Concerning the Matarombeo massif, we have initiated a collaboration with the association Komunitas Teras. Finally, in late 2019, we created Naturevolution Indonesia which now carries all of oour projects including our Refuse Plastic project.

The expeditions

After a first exploration in 2012, Evrard Wendenbaum led a preliminary scientific expedition in 2014 to the foothills of the Matarombeo massif. We plan to conduct a new series of expeditions in this region to justify our proposal for a protected area.

First scientific expedition in the karstic massif of Matarombeo, on the island of Sulawesi
Matarombeo 2014 – Indonesia
First expedition in the karstic massif of Matarombeo, on the island of Sulawesi
Presentation of the expeditionLogbook

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