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Prize Winners Today: Rudi Putra on Conserving Indonesia’s Leuser Ecosystem

By Ellen Lomonico Decreased poaching, collaborative conservation, community engagement, and rebounding wildlife populations? Against a backdrop of weighty environmental headlines typically fueling my eco-anxiety, interviewing Rudi Putra (Indonesia, 2014) was like a breath of fresh air. “I’m an optimist because I’ve seen positive change happen in the Leuser Ecosystem,” Rudi remarked as we discussed his conservation work in Indonesia. The Leuser Ecosystem, globally recognized as one of the most biodiverse regions in Southeast Asia, is the last place on Earth... Read Blog Post