Environmental activists from Indonesia, Panut Hadisiswoyo, founder and director of the Yayasan Orangutan Sumatra Lestari, awarded the Whitley Award from the Whitley Fund for Nature, an international non-governmental organization in the UK that support conservation efforts around the world .
This award acknowledges Panut’s work to establish a network of ‘conservation villages’ in the tropical rainforests of the Leuser Ecosystem of Sumatra, Indonesia. As the grantees from 2nd cycle, Panut also has led YOSL -SRI consortium to rehabilitate critical forest in Karo and Langkat District.
Salute for Panut and best wishes for him to make a real impact on the fate of the Sumatran orangutans and their forests.
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