051 / Karang Panggung, Musi Rawas, South Sumatra
Mr. Pungky works for an NGO called Animals Indonesia. Their mission is to protect endangered species and rehabilitate confiscated animals and prepare them for release back to the wild.
Wildlife trafficking and illegal logging are serious issues in South Sumatra. The village she currently lives in is very close to Kerinci Seblat National Park. Illegal logging and the consequent loss of habitat forces some monkeys to enter fields and destroy crops. Unfortunately, villagers are not aware of the core issue, they just shoot down the monkeys.
Therefore Animals Indonesia go to schools to explain about environment and forest conservation and our “green books” will be part of the mobile Eco-Education Center that Ms. Alivia and her teammates bring along while giving lectures around the schools.
This Eco-Education Center is entirely funded by Petr Kinzel through green-books.org’s crowdfunding campaign at startsomegood.com.