OIC is proud to announce that Panut Hadisiswoyo has won the prestigious international nature conservation award & prize The 2015 WHITLEY AWARD for Conservation in Ape Habitats donated by The Arcus Foundation. This award acknowledges & honours Panut & OIC’s work to establish a network of ‘conservation villages’ in the tropical rainforests of the Leuser Ecosystem on Sumatra, Indonesia.
Sir David Attenborough, a Trustee of the Whitley Fund for Nature, said: “Whitley Award winners are simply exceptional people – passionate individuals who are committed to achieving positive environmental impact and long-term conservation and community benefits.”
Panut’s award was presented a few hours ago by the HRH The Princess Royal at a ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society, London. He is excited & humbled by winning this award and is looking forward to injecting the prize money into OIC’s projects to continue to protect the tropical rainforests of the Leuser Ecosystem & rescuing more orangutans in Sumatra, Indonesia.
WELL DONE PANUT!!