based NGO’s Wildlife Asia and The Orangutan Project are collaborating
on this appeal to generate funds for HAkA. 100% of your donation is
transferred to HAkA.
Sucssessfully defending the last place on earth…
Rudi Putra is a multi award winning leader with the grass-roots NGO Forest,
Nature and Environment of Aceh (HAkA), protecting forests and preventing
wildlife crimes in the Leuser Ecosystem, the last place on earth where
orangutans, rhinos, tigers and elephants still roam together in the wild.
Born in Aceh on the island of Sumatra, Rudi is a conservation biologist by
training with over 15 years conservation experience.
He manages 11 teams of expert rangers protecting wildlife from poaching by
patrolling the Leuser Ecosystem pursuing poachers and removing deadly snares
At the same time he works together with local community and law enforcement
authorities to dismantle illegal oil palm plantations and restore forests
Last year Rudi’s achievements in conservation were recognised by winning
the world’s largest grass-roots environmental award, the Goldman
Environmental Prize, which he adds to the Future for Nature Award he received in
Rudi measuring rhino footprint
Rudi 2014 Goldman prize recipient
Rudi cutting down illegal oil palm
“Please help me in my mission to protect and restore the Leuser Ecosystem.
It’s the last place on on earth where orangutans, rhinos, tigers and
elephants still roam together in the wild, and the pristine forests protect our
people from floods and landslides that happen if palm oil companies open the
area for destruction. Thanks to the support of people like you our anti-poaching
patrol teams are protecting some of the most critical wildlife hotspots of the
Leuser Ecosystem, but we must increase our numbers if we are going to prevent
major extinctions. At 2.6 million hectares, the Leuser Ecosystem is one of the
most important biodiversity hotspots in the world. Sadly this majestic ecosystem
and its inhabitants are under extreme threat and that threat is human activity.
The rangers in the patrol team are very brave, spending weeks in the forest at a
time, tracking down poachers and destroying their snares. We have saved
thousands of animals from a painful and pointless death, thanks to the support
of people like you, but with the illegal wildlife trade booming more poachers
keep arriving. Just last month three wild Sumatran elephants were killed by
snares in Aceh, two already had their tusks cut out and one was found alive but
died from its injuries in the snare. As the pressure on the animals increases,
so to we must increase our fight to protect them. The Sumatran elephants are now
classified as Critically Endangered, just like the Sumatran orangutan, Sumatran
rhino and Sumatran tiger, and we can not let them slip away to extinction.
We urgently need more teams to stay ahead of the poachers before it is too late
for these species. With your help by regular donations each month we can hire
and equip more rangers, stop more poachers, and save more animals. Every dollar
counts so please join us in combating the poaching crisis today.”
Where your donation goes:
Your donation will go directly into funding HAkA's monthly anti-poaching
patrols, law enforcement and advocacy work.
You can save an animal from an agonising death for
less than $1 a day!
Donate $360 per year, or $30 per month and you can contribute to saving at least
Critically Endangered animal such as: a tiger, an elephant, or a rhino from