Babirusas at salt lick in Nantu forest clearing
Image credit: Michel Gunther

Saving Sulawesi’s Endangered Large Mammals and their Critical Habitat

2011 - 2016
Species protected
Lowland Anoa Bubalus quarlesi
Mountain Anoa Bubalus depressicornis
Babirusa Babyrousa babyrussa

Project objectives

The objectives of this project are to reduce destructive pressures on the Nantu Forest, redress the lack of international awareness of Sulawesi’s unique biodiversity, and prevent the extinction of the Babirusa and Anoas as well as the destruction of one of their last strongholds on earth, the Nantu rainforest ecosystem.


Habitat loss & degradation


Overall this project, carried out in partnership with a wide range of government, academic and local civil society groups, will protect many thousands of Sulawesi’s Wallacean rainforest species, as well as the water catchment upon which more than 30,000 people living downstream depend.