Botanical Gardens of Indonesia Foundation (YKRI) was established on April 21, 2001, as an intermediary aid (foundation) which is dedicated to primarily to the Bogor Botanical Garden, Cibodas Botanical Garden, Purwodadi Botanical Garden and “Eka Karya” Bali Botanical Garden, in support of the preservation of tropical plant diversity Indonesia, in particularly to endangered plants. (More details about YKRI can be found in About Us)
YKRI was established as a response to new challenges and shifting necessities of the Botanical Gardens in Indonesia. YKRI founders realized the importance to establish a foundation to support the work of the Botanical Gardens of Indonesia and organized a support system to maintain the performance of the Botanical Gardens. Through the Board of Trustees and the Governing Body, the foundation will establish a Fund Managers Botanical Garden to record activities approved by the Administrative Board of the Botanical Gardens, outside the state budget.

It is considered that YKRI stands to create opportunities in inviting partners to mobilize available resources and creating necessary efforts to save the Indonesian tropical endangered plant species. In other words, YKRI will focus on increasing partnerships and cooperation, and at the same time, develop the existing institutions to meet their needs and to set their own and effectively run their programs. This will involve the mobilization of financial and human resources, along with the utilization of existing equipment and facilities.

The provision of assistance to support the Indonesian botanical gardens shows potential for their strong development in the future, in providing confidence with qualified management would improve the effectiveness of conservation efforts in saving the native plant species native and endangered plants, for the benefit and satisfaction of the local community, national and the rest of the world. In addition, the support and commitment of donor countries and multilateral donor agencies, as well as with the global initiatives, laws and regulations regarding the preservation of plants and biodiversity, provide new opportunities to develop international-class botanical gardens in Indonesia.

YKRI does not receive funds from the state budget (APBN) or regional budget (APBD), but to obtain more funding from various private parties – both corporations and individuals who are passionate about the environment, and particularly to the Botanical Gardens of Indonesia.
Source of funding and financial statements audited by the auditor YKRI are available, and publicly disclosed annually.
YKRI Board consists of the Board of Trustees, Management Board and Supervisory Board. They are the institutions and financial determinants of strategic direction, policy and planning, monitoring the success and interest of YKRI. The Board of Trustees supports the CEO and the Senior Management Team including in the governance and development institutions and to establish and implement the organization’s strategic plan.
Carrion flower (Rafflesia arnoldi)
The Carrion Flowers is selected as a representation of rare and endangered plants in the world. These plants have the largest flower in the world. Carrion flower has been appointed as world’s endangered and rare flowers, the plant’s main habitat is in Bengkulu.

Carrion flowers, also known as corpse flowers or stinking flowers, are flowers that emit an odor that smells like rotting flesh.

Carrion flowers attract mostly scavenging flies and beetles as pollinators. Some species may trap the insects temporarily to ensure the gathering and transfer of pollen.
The flower with the world’s largest bloom is the Rafflesia Arnoldi. This rare flower is found in the rainforests of Indonesia. It can grow to be 3 feet across and weigh up to 15 pounds. It is a parasitic plant, with no visible leaves, roots, or stem.

YKRI cooperates with various parties, especially with LIPI and the administrators of the Botanical Gardens of Indonesia. We also work closely with the government (both local and national level), corporations, communities, civil societies, NGOs, academia, and society in general.
YKRI engages with the public in order to support the vision and mission of YKRI through financial supports and activities. This program is part of efforts to increase public awareness on environmental issues as well as to raise funds for the sustainability of the conservation work. How to support YKRI is through “Take Action” in the form of donations, purchase our products and volunteering, get more information on how to become a supporter of YKRI by contacting sekretariat@ykri.or.id or message in Contact Us.

The opportunity to support YKRI will be often announced in YKRI’s social media accounts. Keep track of our Twitter account, Facebook page and Instagram.