Photo at the top: The Masarang mountain after a successful reforestation project of the Masarang Foundation, began in 2000. Read more about our reforestation project.

“Nature conservation through collaboration with and development of the local population”

That is the mission of Masarang, our foundation in Indonesia, founded in 2001 by Dr. Eng. Willie Smits.
Masarang finds solutions for the most urgent global problems of our time: deforestation, biodiversity loss, climate change, poverty and underdevelopment.

More information about Masarang and Willie Smits
or see the film about The solution of palmsugar and the village hub

More information about Palm oil

PALMOLIEVRIJ recently published an excellent article about the palm oil problem. It not only deals with harmful large-scale deforestation, but also provides arguments as to why alternatives are better, and also “look critically at our own pattern of consumption” and that there are alternative and often better ways for the local population to provide for their livelihoods. Highly recommended!

Here you can find more information about the palm oil problem.