RHOI strives to conserve orangutans and restore their habitat in the effort to help combat the serious threat of global warming and climate change to reach the ultimate goal of achieving a harmonious future for all living beings and their environment.

The establishment of RHOI was made possible by a government scheme, called the Permits for Forest Use (PBPH­). This is a licence to manage production forests with important ecosystems and biodiversity, through maintenance, protection and restoration of forest ecosystems, including planting, enrichment, flora and fauna release programs to restore biological elements (soil, climate, and topography) in an area, so that a balanced ecosystem can be achieved.

As you can see on the PBPH Legal Sequences Chart, obtaining a PBPH licence is a lengthy process, consisting of several stages. Upon successful completion of certain stages, there are also financial obligations in accordance with prevailing laws and regulations. Even though a licence may be granted for many decades, the Ministry of Forestry will evaluate it every 5 years to decide whether the licence will be continued. It is a complicated process, but one that is worth taking.

That’s how we got here:

  1. Set up and submit the application for the intended area to the Ministry of Forestry.
  2. Letter describing the intended area is signed by the Minister of Forestry.
  3. Technical proposal.
  4. Technical proposal presentation by RHOI.
  5. Request letter (SP1) from the Minister of Forestry to RHOI in order to prepare UKL and UPL documents.
  6. Submit the UPL & UKL documents to the Minister of Forestry via Director General.
  7. Submit the Working Area (WA) from the Head of Forestry Planning Agency to the Ministry of Forestry.
  8. Request letter (SP2) from the Ministry of Forestry to RHOI to fulfil the PBPH fee payment.
  9. PBPH Letter of decision from the Minister of Forestry to RHOI.