Indonesian Primate Day 2016: 60 Events in 30 cities and 15 Provinces

The celebration of the Indonesian Primate Day 2016 went successfully. There were 60 events in 30 different cities in 15 provinces throughout Indonesia. Just how great it was to have hundreds people and communities took part proactively to promote primate protection.

Better still, that all of those events, be it public campaign or education, were carried out voluntarily with no financial support from PROFAUNA. More individuals participate with their own capacity and resource, all united under one big theme of this year's Indonesian Primate Day: "Stop Primate Poaching."

Since its initiation in 2014 by protection of Forest & Fauna (PROFAUNA) Indonesia, the occasion has shown a positive progress, as depicted by the increasing number of events and the growing number of participating communities or organizations. They came from various backgrounds, i.e. students, outdoor clubs, conservation NGOs, government bodies, teachers, workers, and so forth.

"PROFAUNA hopes that someday the Indonesian Primate Day would be our event, so that people would proactively take part in this effort without being encouraged by PROFAUNA anymore," said Swasti Prawidya Mukti, PROFAUNA's campaign officer who was also the national coordinator of the Indonesian Primate Day 2016.

Thank you very much for everybody and all the organizations who had participated in the Indonesian Primate Day 2016! May the small things done by thousands people brings hope for primate protection in Indonesia.

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