PANECO

Our Team

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Riswan Zen– GIS Coordinator and Swamp Program Supervisor

With several years of experience with environmental NGOs, Riswan is currently our GIS & Spatial Planning Manager working for the protection of orangutan habitats through process of spatial planning revision.

Dr. Gabriella Fredriksson

Dr Gabriella Fredriksson – Tapanuli Programme Coordinator

Gabriella has been working in Indonesia for more than 15 years focusing on species and habitat conservation issues. She joined PanEco/SOCP in 2006 and has been coordinating the Batang Toru Forest and Orangutan Conservation Programme in Tapanuli, North Sumatra.

Dr Ian Singleton

Dr Ian Singleton – Director Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme

Orangutan specialist Ian Singleton has been working for the SOCP from initial conception. Ian is nowadays kept busy working to confiscate illegal pet orangutans and return them to a life in the wild, in field research and monitoring of the remaining wild Sumatran orangutan population, and in efforts to protect their habitat.

Dr Yenny Saraswati

Dr Yenny Saraswati – Quarantine Manager

Yenny, a graduate of the Bogor Agricultural Institute, joined the team in 2008 as Senior veterinarian at the SOCP Orangutan Quarantine Centre. Yenny soon became the Quarantine Manager and oversees the entire Centre, as well as performing as a Senior Veterinarian.

Asril Abdullah M.Si

Asril Abdullah M.Si– Operations Manager

Asril joined SOCP as the first manager of the quarantine center. Since 2008 he has assisted the Director in coordinating field surveys and research, especially at Suaq, where he himself studied for his degree. Asril has since been the co-manager of field research until 2012. Today, Asril is SOCP Operations Manager.

Graham Usher

Graham Usher – Landscape Protection Specialist

Graham has worked in marine and terrestrial conservation within Indonesia for over 25 years. Graham specialises in GIS and Spatial Planning. He first joined SOCP in 2009 and is our Landscape Protection Specialist focusing on securing orangutan habitat.

Matthew Nowak

Matthew Nowak – Director Biodiversity Monitoring Unit

Matt has several years experience studying wild gibbons, siamangs and orangutans, and forest productivity in the rugged terrain of the Batang Toru forests in North Sumatra. He is responsible for supervising research on wild orangutans at three field research stations, large scale orangutan surveys and general biodiversity research in the region.

 

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To counteract the explosive extinction of the Sumatran rainforest, the Orangutan Coffee Project supports coffee farmers in the highland of Gayo, Aceh province to manage their plantations in an ecological and sustainable way.

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Special premiums from Orangutan Coffee reward both local coffee farmers and also support the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme.

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