I am a forester by training, a wildlife conservationist by passion, and have been working for a national park authority since 2002. In 2002, after graduated from SKMA (Forestry Vocational School) in West Java, I joined the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry at Kerinci Seblat National Park Authority.
My experience spans wildlife conservation, protection, protected area management, outreach and species protection.
I have the privilege to be one of WildCRU’s 2010 Panthers and after completing the diploma course I was re-posted within the KSNP Authority. I then led the Kerinci Seblat Tiger Monitoring Programme which is the first Indonesian park-owned tiger monitoring project in the country.
Between 2012-14, I had been seconded to the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) Indonesia Programme as ZSL’s Tiger Conservation Project Manager. During these years I was managing tiger conservation project in two national parks, Berbak NP in Jambi Province and Sembilang NP in South Sumatra. Simultaneously, I was elected as the General Secretary of the Sumatran Tiger Conservation Forum (Forum HarimauKita). Nevertheless, I am interested in all felids, particularly clouded leopard and smaller cats.
In 2014, I started a colossal camera trap fieldwork that focuses on Sumatran clouded leopard and Asiatic golden cat interactions, their spatial distribution and their landscape ecology in West-central Sumatra. This study was the first intensive camera trap survey in the country dedicated to studying Sumatran mesocarnivores.
My DPhil research focuses on four components of mesopredators. It started from the ecology and behaviour of the small-medium sized wild felids and their prey, to population density and trend over a decade, but also assessed core areas and physical corridors between protected areas in Kerinci Seblat landscape, West-central Sumatra.
My research interest includes protected area management, multi-species conservation, multi-landscapes conservation intervention and landscape ecology, plus wildlife conservation policy and governance. Armed with both analytical skills and empirical knowledge on wildlife conservation, I ultimately aim to use my skills and knowledge for the benefit of my conservation colleagues, and to contribute to wildlife conservation and management in Indonesia.