Magister Biologi (S2)

Program Manager at Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program

Yayasang Gunung PalungYayasan Palung (Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program) works to protect endangered wild orangutans living in and around Gunung Palung National Park in Kalimantan Barat from threats posed by human activities. Based in Ketapang, Yayasan Palung encourages environmental stewardship within villages bordering the national park through education and community outreach programs and helps strengthen institutions responsible for enforcing existing poaching and habitat protection laws. Yayasan Palung currently has a position open for a manager of its Environmental Education program.

ZSL Field Project Manager: Biodiversity and Oil Palm Project

Oil PalmThe Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is an international conservation organisation established in 1826. With a focus on science-based, pragmatic solutions, ZSL’s mission is to achieve and promote the conservation of wildlife and habitats worldwide, and it currently has activities in over thirty countries.

Indonesia is a country in transition. It contains two of the world’s biodiversity hotspots but also more endangered species than any other country. An important factor in the survival of Indonesia’s remaining biodiversity is the burgeoning oil palm industry. On one hand this is an important component of Indonesia’s economy, providing income, jobs and services to many of the poorest rural areas. But on the other it is a major threat to biodiversity, directly and indirectly replacing high-biodiversity tropical forest with low-biodiversity oil palm plantations. This conflict is now being addressed by the Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) which provides guidelines on how to minimise the impacts of production.

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