Protecting the Anambas
Through Community Programmes and Initiatives
Founded in 2018, Bawah Anambas Foundation is an Indonesian Foundation focusing to address three main development challenges in the Anambas: Marine Conservation, Forest Conservation, and Community Development. The main goal for BAF is to improve the overall ecosystem in the Anambas, both underwater and terrestrial.
The Bawah Anambas Foundation (BAF) will help conserve and expand the biodiversity of The Anambas Islands. Our aim is to protect fish and coral around the barrier reef, as well as lift the community’s welfare.
The district of Anambas consists of more than 200 islands across 7 sub-districts with around 45,000 people. 75-80% of the community rely their livelihood heavily on the ocean. BAF is working closely with the local Anambas government as well as various stakeholders including NGOs, academic and research institutions, other private sector entities with the same ethos and objectives, and most importantly the community themselves.