Enhancing the Protected Area System of Sulawesi!

Since July 2017, SY have been involved in an exciting new project aiming to make the protected areas of Sulawesi more effective at reducing their threats. EPASS stands for “Enhancing the Protected Area System in Sulawesi”, a multi-faceted bilateral conservation agreement to protect the region’s unique biodiversity. The project is coordinated by the United Nations Development Programme, financed by the Global Environmental Facility and administered through the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry.

The project has three main components:
1. Enhanced systemic and institutional capacity
2. Financial sustainability of the Sulawesi Protected Area system
3. Threat reduction and collaborative governance

Two of the three forest sites included in this project, Tangkoko Nature Reserve and Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park, are crucial habitat for the yaki, so along with a wide variety of partners SY are working hard to reduce the threats to these areas through a variety of different approaches.

With a collaborative agreement four years in the making, this project has enabled SY to increase in capacity to achieve many of our ambitious goals. This includes a region-wide monitoring project to survey the yaki populations, development of a sustainable livelihoods strategy and expanded education and outreach efforts across the province. Check our projects to see what we are currently involved in, all activities of which are supported all or in part under the EPASS project. We will aim to keep you updated with project progress and share updates as the project develops, bringing fresh new hope to the conservation of the yaki and many other endangered species across Sulawesi!

Selamatkan Yaki Programme Director Harry Hilser at the EPASS Inception Meeting, November 2016

Welcome to our brand new website!

The new Selamatkan Yaki website is now live and I am really happy to welcome you on it! After a few years of preparations and a few setbacks, we finally did it! It has been a long journey and a real team effort. I would like to thank all of our team members who have helped bring this website to life as well as all our sponsors who have contributed to its realization through their generous contributions.

We already have some plans to improve it and we will be aiming to keep it fresh and updated. If you have any feedback please drop us an email at info@selamatkanyaki.ngo or use our contact form. We hope that you will find a lot of useful information regarding our projects, the yaki as a species and all the different ways that you can help them.

Gaetan Masson

Together we will save the Yaki!


Image: (C) Stefano Unterthiner Photography