Since the inception of our holistic conservation programme, Selamatkan Yaki, to reduce the threats to the Critically Endangered Sulawesi crested black macaques in 2007, our working ethic has embodied that of positive and optimistic conservation. While realistic and acutely aware of the depth of the challenges presented in our line of work, the positivity which has been woven into the tapestry of our working environment and connections fuels our small local team of dedicated practitioners based in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. We are motivated by the outcomes realised through strategically engaging in meaningful relationships with local communities.
We have seen real change and are driven by the increasing hope that the yaki and other sympatric species have a bright future in the region. The ConservationNOW ethos resonates deeply with all that we stand for, and we hope to synergise our zestful energy to apply our innovative and strategic approaches to help rejuvenate the conservation world both here in Indonesia and beyond.