The Indo-Pacific Conservation Alliance (IPCA) is a non-profit biodiversity conservation organization focusing on the tropical Pacific region. We have active ongoing field projects in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
IPCA takes a slightly different approach to conservation. Rather than impose an external strategy for protecting biodiversity, we work as facilitators with local communities and national organizations who request our help. IPCA provides information, training, equipment and other support to these local stakeholders to help them conserve and manage their natural resources. This partnership with local people is essential to establish and strengthen community-owned and community-driven conservation.
The best hope for conservation comes from mobilizing local support and capacity for sustainable management of natural resources in a living landscape that protects biodiversity while incorporating the aspirations of local people for a better life. Our goal is to ensure that forests, rivers, and seas, the species within them, and the services they provide, remain intact for future generations. Read more here.