WARSI is an organizational network established in January 1992,
with membership made up of twelve NGOs from four provinces in Sumatra (South Sumatra,
West Sumatra, Bengkulu and Jambi), whose focus is biodiversity conservation and community development.
But since July 2002, WARSI was amended become Indonesian Conservation Community (KKI) - WARSI.
The new name is aimed to create an obvious justification of what WARSI has been fighting for is conservation.
WARSI's role as a clearing house of conservation related information will not be restricted to
the particular segments of society and organizations already part of the WARSI's network, but will also reach out
to other NGOs and community groups outside southern Sumatra. In the coming years, WARSI hopes to be involved with
a greater number of organizations and other groups and to have more members of its network, be they private groups
or individuals, institutes of higher learning or government agencies, while at the same time becoming better equipped