I am a young conservationist who want to join the global fight to end wildlife trafficking. I live in Aceh, a place which has suffered Tsunami disaster on 2004 but also man-made environmental disasters like the recent fires. Unless we stop deforestation fast here we will have more flooding and landslide disasters and we could lose our incredible wildlife. What I see is that people just need to understand the connection between conservation and development better to make changes.
My love for nature began when I was 2 years old. I lived in Bukit Lawang region in Sumatra for 1 year, I could just walk for 10 minutes to arrive in the middle of a tropical rainforest and directly saw Sumatran orangutans. At senior high school I joined a nature lover club. We hiked mountains and carried out conservation, like cleaning the mountain tracks from rubbish. These volunteer experiences made me look for a career in the area of conservation and passion for nature.