Indonesian Primate Day 2017 Celebrated by Hundreds from Kalimantan to Sulawesi
Since its initiation by Protection of Forest & Fauna (PROFAUNA), the Indonesian Primate Day has become a mutual moment anticipated in excitement by many people in Indonesia. Each year, Indonesian Primate Day events always involve hundreds, who want to express their concern for the conservation of Indonesian primates.
Indonesian Primate Day is getting closer to becoming Indonesian people's event, not PROFAUNA's. This is shown by the increasing number of participants coing from various background, not limited to PROFAUNA's supporters.
This fact that more people are taking part in the celebration is very heartwarming. The event celebrated every year on 30 January has turned into a momentum to spread the awareness 'virus' so that wider audience will become more aware towards primate conservation issues.
This year, the Indonesian Primate Day is celebrated in 19 events in 13 cities across 8 provinces in Indonesia. Cities celebrating the moment were Kabupaten Malang, Kota Malang, Kutai Timur, Tulungagung, Ternate, Surabaya, Jakarta, Sukadana, Pangkalan Bun, Banjarmasin, Minahasa, Purwokerto, and Manado. The 19 events consisted of 12 education activities and 7 public campaigns.
Surprisingly, the education activities were not carried out strictly by school teachers or at schools. There were education activities held in hobbies community, local neighborhood, and even at a hospital!
All these festivities are bringing the Indonesian Primate Day closer to its major aim: become a mass movement of Indonesian public. Surely all the involved parties hope that all the real action we were taking in a united spirit to promote a better protection for Indonesian primates could inspire more people to be more aware and would join the movement.
Communities took part in the ceebration of Indonesian Primate Day 2017 are:
- Supporter PROFAUNA Indonesia
- Sispala SMKN 3 Boyolangu
- Mahasiswa Biologi UNESA
- Komunitas GARASI Jakarta
- KSP Macaca UNJ
- BScC Indonesia
- LUTUNG Forum Studi Primata Fakultas Biologi Universitas Nasional
- Sekolah Pascasarjana Prodi Magister Biologi Universitas Nasional
- Pusat Riset Primata Universitas Nasional,
- Simpul Indonesia,
- MIPL Amikom
- BEM Amikom
- Biodiversity Society
- Banyumas Wildlife Photography
- Jejak Kaum Kusam
- Komunitas Cendana
- BE Unsoed,
- Assem Amikom
- Antomatis Karikatur
- KMPA Fisip
- KPG Barlingmascakeb
- Titik Nol,
- Carya Bhuana
- Mapala Palasigo
- Mamira LGV
- Rumah Ganeca, Manado
- Komunitas kaum muda pelindung penyu desa Ranowangko II
- FK3I Kalteng
- Petungsewu Wildlife Education Center (P-WEC)