Biodiversity & Conservation

With its rich biodiversity, Indonesia is home to thousands of unique flora and fauna across its many islands and our Company’s conservation area is no exception to this. Our conservation area is rich in unique rare, threatened, and endangered (RTE) species such as various avifauna, herpetofauna, and mammal species and their protection and conservation is of the utmost priority for us. PT BIA strictly prohibits the hunting of these endemic fauna as well as the illegal exploitation of the local plant life.

In line with our NDPE Policy and through our best management practices, we continuously maintain our conservation area’s ecological functions. Our activities include regular patrols by our conservation team and monitoring via trap cameras and other tools. We make sure to document the types of species that inhabit our conservation area.In addition, we have also made it our goal to raise awareness amongst the employee and local communities towards the importance of preserving the biodiversity of the conservation area and its ecosystems. It’s clearly stated at PTBIA’s Conservation Commitment.

Management and Monitoring evaluation HCV 1-6 PT BIA:

6,718 Ha HCV Management Area

Protected fauna data

1 Belibis Tutul Dendrocygna guttata LC (Least Concern)
2 Tiong Lampu Biasa Eurystomus orientalis LC (Least Concern)
3 Kuntul Besar Ardea Alba LC (Least Concern)
4 Mino Muka Kuning Mino dumontii LC (Least Concern)
5 Nuri Pipi Merah Geoffroyus geoffroyi LC (Least Concern)
6 Cikukua Tanduk Philemon buceroides LC (Least Concern)
7 Trulek Topeng Vanellus miles LC (Least Concern)
8 Nuri Aru Chalcopsitta scintillata LC (Least Concern)
9 Cekakak Rimba Halcyon macleayii LC (Least Concern)
10 Kakatua Koki Cacatua galerita LC (Least Concern)
11 Elang Alap Kelabu Accipiter novaehollandiae LC (Least Concern)
12 Cangak Laut Ardea Sumatrana LC (Least Concern)
13 Srigunting Lencana Dicrurus bracteatus LC (Least Concern)
14 Cica Papua Merah Pomatostomus Temporalis LC (Least Concern)
15 Perling Maluku Aplonis Mysolensis LC (Least Concern)
16 Pitohui Hitam Pitohui nigrescens LC (Least Concern)
17 Kehicap Tutul Monarcha Guttula LC (Least Concern)
18 Pergam Zoe Ducula Zoeae LC (Least Concern)
19 Cendrawasih Besar Paradisaea apoda VU (Vulnerable) UU no 5 Tahun 1990 Tentang Konservasi SDA Dan PP no 7 tahun 1999 Tentang pengawetan Tumbuhan dan satwa
20 Pergam Pinon Ducula Pinon LC (Least Concern)
21 Peltops Hutan Peltops bianvillii LC (Least Concern)
22 Meliphaga Semak Meliphaga albonatata LC (Least Concern)
23 Walik Perut Jingga Ptilinopus iozonus LC (Least Concern)
24 CIKUKUA TANDUK Phileman buceroides LC (Least Concern)
25 Cendrawasih Kecil Paradiseae Minor LC (Least Concern)
26 Nuri Kate Pusio Micropsitta pusio

Protected flora data

1 Gonystylus macrophyllus Gaharu Tanduk     II E 1,2,3,4
2 Aquillaria fillaria Gaharu Y VU II E 1,2,3
3 Nauclea papuana Rambutan Hutan       E 1,2,3
4 Eucalyptus deglupta Bush Hitam Y VU     1,2,3
5 Eucalyptus pellita Bush Putih Y       1,2,3
6 Diospyrus papuana Medang       E 1,2,3
7 Buchanania papuana       E 1,2,3
8 Adenata novoguannensis       E 1,2,3
9 Pometia coreaceae       E 1,2,3
10 Dillenia papuana Martelli       E 1,2,3
11 Anisoptera thurifera Mersawa   VU     1,2,3
2020.02.12PT BIA received complaints from the Bentala Pusaka Foundation regarding the demolition of a sacred site of Yawantop, the Indigenous peoples of Malind and Wambon Tekamerop. Allegedely, the Company had destroyed sacred site used to perform traditional rituals. A field verification was immediately carried out and it was discovered that the area in question was a category HCV 4 area which according to the testimony of the Basik-Basik clan, was a natural well of 0.2 ha
2020.02.20Public consultations related to the clarification and rehabilitation of high conservation value areas have been carried out with LMA, indigenous communties, and local NGOs with the consultations also being attended by local governments bringing the total attendance to 66 people.
2020.03..12A traditional ceremony has been held between the clans involved, the company and also the local community. Followed by rehabilitation (replanting) with the plants requested by the clan on April 4, 2020.
2020.04.04At present, the Case has been listed as Resolved and continues to be monitored by the HCV team who also collaborates with the VMT (Village Monitoring Team) that has been formed comprised of members of the indigenous community itself.
2019.12.19Four civic groups (KTNC Watch, PUSAKA, SKP-KAMe and WALHI Papua) submitted a complaint to KNCP regarding the development and production of palm oil.
2020.2.12The company submitted their response to the complaint
2020.3.9Complainant submitted an additional statement
2020.3.17KNCP Initial Assessment results and mediation process is announced
2020.8.201st Mediation Committee meeting (explained implementation of NDPE policy, etc.)
2020.9.18Initial assessment completed
2020.12.22nd Mediation Committee meeting (provided further explanations on implementation of NDPE policy and other inquiries)
2020.12.16Parties agreed to further mediation procedures, extension of deadline
2021.6.233rd Mediation Committee meeting → an agreement was not reached
2021,11Iin response to KNCP request, the company submits its opinion on the KNCP Final Statement draft
2022.1.18KNCP Final Statement is announced
The KNCP published its Final Statement on January 13, 2022. The statement indicated that KNCP did not accept the complainants' claim, but recommended that POSCO International should continue with its current efforts to implement active environmental and social policies and communicate with stakeholders in the future. In response, POSCO International submitted a performance report to KNCP on July 29, 2022, detailing the progress of their ESG activities, including the implementation of the NDPE policy in accordance with the recommendations.