The Indonesian Conservation Community - WARSI (KKI WARSI) was established in January 1992, Firstly, its name was WARSI Foundation or Yayasan Warsi (Conservation Information Centre) initiated by 20 NGOs in the Provinces of West Sumatra, Jambi, Bengkulu and South Sumatra. These NGOs focus on natural resources conservation and community development. KKI WARSI was aimed to critically respond the policy of exploitative forest management, without considering its sustainability.

KKI Warsi and its alliances support each other to run the field activities program by reflecting each organization to consider internal and external condition. Warsi was placed in Jambi and moved to Bangko (capital city of Sarolangun Bangko) on April, 1994. Bangko was chosen as it is in the center and connects West Sumatra, Jambi, Bengkulu and South Sumatra Provinces, moreover, it is near Bukit Barisan, particularly Kerinci Seblat National Park (TNKS) which is the cynosure of all parties up to now.

Yayasan Warsi was amended to Indonesian Conservation Community (KKI) Warsi on July, 2002. Instead of an abbreviation, WARSI has been officially a name of organization. In December, 6th, 2002, the secretariat of Warsi was back to Jambi. It is aimed to connect the community empowerment and conservation programs to the policy makers at local and national level, in addition to the partnership built with other parties.


Organisation Structure of WARSI 2017-2021

I. Supervisory Board

Nur Kholis, SH. MA

Amilda Sani

Adam Aziz

II. Board Member

Bening Soegianto

Firdaus Jamal
Vice chairman

Budi Setiawan

Debby Pranungsari

Edra Satmaidi

Eva Melda L Tobing

Rakhmat Hidayat

III. Implementing Agency

Rudi Syaf
Executive Director

Adi Junedi
Deputy Director