The craved of orangutan mural in the very heart of Medan city doesn’t stop being the centre of attention. Alexandre Farto, the portugese artist who made this finally speaks up about this amazing work of his. As this work is situated in a public space, it is expected that this work can speak louder to spread the awareness tordsorangutan’s Tapanuli’s conservation.
“The prime location for people to communicate is the public space. It can have a huge impact to the society and on people since it is exposed to everyone and everyone can relate to it. ” Alex said on his interview. This statement is supported by Panut Hadisiswoyo, the founding director of Orangutan Information Centre “Unfortunately orangutan’s Tapanuli is very critically endangered because the number of orangutan’s Tapanuli is only around 800 and there are currently many threats such as hydro dam that is currently being built that has destroyed their habitat and this is really worrying”.
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