We try to measure the impact of all of the work we fund and support. We work in partnership with a variety of organisations, government agencies and academic experts to measure and evaluate the effectiveness of various approaches to conservation in Sumatra.
It’s easy to count how many orangutans have been rescued and easy to count how many trees have been planted. We are working hard to find more scientific ways of measuring prevented deforestation. We plan to use the latest in satellite monitoring technology to enable more accurate recording of deforestation. This will then be overlaid with areas where we have funded boots on the ground to develop an impact measure for that investment.