Guarding the Sumatran Tropical Rain Forest

Guarding the Sumatran Tropical Rain Forest

>Bagus* started as a volunteer at OIC

Back in March 2004, Bagus was still a student at the Forestry Department in University of North Sumatra. He saw a flyer of an NGO looking for volunteers; he signed up and joined ten other volunteers.

That was how Bagus first became involved in OIC. He was among the first volunteers recruited by OIC, and has been with OIC ever since.

“I have been with OIC for thirteen years and I know OIC is among very few conservation NGOs in Sumatra which has contributed real efforts in conserving Sumatran Orangutan and their forest habitat”

Much of Bagus’ work was spreading awareness and education from school to school, village to village, around North Sumatra and Aceh. For years he had been doing education and awareness, and at the same time was exposed to the reality of how the people living in the borders of Gunung  Leuser National Park (GLNP) are very much dependent on the Leuser Ecosystem. “We should not be ignorant about the consequences of irresponsible development on our forests. Those who are aware of the consequences should do something to preserve our forest because every small action counts.“ he said.

Bagus is one of our patrol team that plays the most important work to guard the Leuser Ecosystem from the groundwork. His commitment to the conservation is unquestionable. Want to support Bagus? support us and let’s guard the forest together!