May 24

The Whitley Fund for Nature holds an annual ceremony where pioneering conservationists around the world are honoured with an award recognising their achievement and given £35,000 (US$50,350) to continue their projects. We were lucky enough to be invited along to the ceremony to meet the finalists and find out more about their work. Each day this week we will release an interview from each of the winners on the Arkive blog and our Youtube channel. ENJOY!

Farwiza Farhan – Citizen lawsuits: defending local livelihoods and Sumatra’s iconic species in the Leuser Ecosystem

Farwiza is the Chairperson of Haka, an Aceh-based NGO which campaigns to conserve the Leuser Ecosystem, the last place on Earth where orangutans, rhinos, elephants and tigers coexist in the wild. Haka aim to create a civil society whose members contribute to the wellbeing of the area by participating in activities which enhance environmental function to provide clean air, water and earth and to sustain forests, rivers and oceans.

 

Find out more about Farwiza’s work on the Whitley Awards website

Discover more about Haka

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