The Leuser Landscape in Aceh Province is home to some of nature’s best work. This area is known as a biodiversity hotspot, with the rich forest ecosystem serving as habitat for a number of endemic, globally-valued species such as Sumatran Orangutan, elephants, rhinos, and tigers.
Papua is home to some of the most iconic species, many of which are illegally trafficked. Wildlife trafficking and smuggling results from the demand for exotic species as pets, souvenirs, and traditional medicine.
Human-orangutan conflict is usual in other regions, especially in plantations near to forest. Most of the local people are aware that orangutan is an endangered and protected species. Nevertheless, they are often injured or even killed because they are considered pests to their plantations.
Punggualas is home to a research center for the Bornean Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) that was established by WWF in cooperation with the Management Center of Sebangau National Park (BTNS) in 2008. This research center plays a crucial part in the conservation of the 6,000-9,000 wild orangutans living in Sebangau.
Kelo Uchendu, a mechanical engineering student at the University of Nigeria, founded the Gray2Green movement in 2018. Grey2Green raises awareness about climate justice and works on student-led engineering projects to innovate new sustainable technology.
“For me, hope is the feeling that keeps you going, even though all odds may be against you. For me hope comes from action not just words.” Greta Thunberg, World Economic Forum 2021. Greta Thunberg, 18 year-old climate and environmental activist, addressed the World Economic Forum on January 25, 2021 with a call for action to address the climate and ecological crisis
In low- and middle-income countries, persisting gender discrimination and harmful gender norms mean adolescent girls living in poverty are often the most vulnerable to the least visible impacts of climate change. This includes disruptions to their education, increasing their time poverty, and increasing their risk of early and forced child marriage.