MRUF Award for Amir Razak’s Contribution on Nantu Forest

MRUF Award for Amir Razak’s Contribution on Nantu Forest

Bapak Amir Razak receiving award from the Mien Uno Foundation¬† at Mohiyolo village near Nantu Forest, Gorontalo Province. This award is given in recognition of Pak Amir’s outstanding contribution to save the Nantu Forest from destruction over the last 12 years. The Nantu Forest is the last stronghold on earth for Sulawesi’s endangered, endemic wildlife and is today one of Sulawesi’s few remaining intact rainforest ecosystems. It is of global importance for wildlife conservation and climate change. The “Nantu Forest” covers an area of 31.000 hectares.

Yayasan Adudu Nantu Internasional (YANI) has been working to conserve the Nantu Forest over the last twenty years through a range of approaches including forest protection patrols, educational activities and livelihood assistance to local people living immediately outside the Nantu Reserve. The Nantu Forest Fans Club (200 local undergraduate members in Gorontalo) works in partnership with the YANI team.

This award is given in recognition of Pak Amir’s outstanding contribution to save the Nantu Forest from destruction over the last 12 years.

Dr. Lynn Clayton of Yayasan Adudu Nantu Internasional Foundation, Gorontalo, is presenting this Award. Pak Amir is a village elder at Mohiyolo village (Kec Asparaga, Kab Gtlo, Prop Gtlo). Nantu is one of Sulawesi’s few remaining intact rainforest ecosystems and is of global importance for international conservation as it supports excellent populations of Sulawesi’s endemic, endangered fauna and flora (Anoa, Babirusa, Heck’s macaque, Spectral Tarsier and more than 90 species of birds including the Red Knobbed Hornbill).

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