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A Green Vision for Sumatra

This case study highlights a real-world example of using InVEST scenarios to inform decisions about land use. In this example, scenarios were developed, ecosystem service impacts were assessed, and the results were used to make sound policy decisions.

The ecosystem services modelling platform InVEST was used to map the amount of high-quality wildlife habitat, carbon storage and sequestration, annual water yield, erosion control, and water purification (for both nitrogen and phosphorus) provided by the two scenarios and the 2008 baseline. Maps were developed showing the difference in ecosystem services between the two scenarios, and between each scenario and 2008

The results of this study were integrated in policy decisions.

The scenarios were made in:


The scenarios look out to:


Project facts


Riau, Jambi and West Sumatra


Submitted by:

Nasser Olwero

Project member

December 18, 2019

How to cite this page:

Nasser Olwero

A Green Vision for Sumatra



Bhagabati et al 2014 Ecosystem services reinforce Sumatran tiger conservation in land use plans. Biological Conservation 169

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Bhagabati et al. (2012)




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