The village of Banjar Anyar sits 2,200 feet above sea level on the slopes of Mount Batukaru on the Indonesian island of Bali. Most of the 380 residents farm small plots of coffee, cacao, fruit, and rice. The forest of Mount Batukaru is home to many birds, the critically endangered pangolin (scaly anteater), and leaf-eating monkey. Traditionally, the people of Banjar Anyar have cared for approximately 1,977-acres of rainforest above their village.
In an agreement with Seacology, Banjar Anyar has pledged to permanently protect 1,977 acres of rainforest. Seacology will fund construction of a community center, which the village will use for meetings, Balinese dance and music practices, and youth activities.
Banjar Anyar is adjacent to Sarinbuana Village, where Seacology funded a similar library, music, and dance building in 2006. Sarinbuana also created a permanent no-take rainforest reserve, of 1,975 acres.