Our organization is a platform for people to exchange and share ideas on conservation and development. We want to help achieve sustainable and productive landscapes and seascapes. We welcome people who share our passion for nature and people.
Our team is spread out through Indonesia, Australia and Canada. Our activities focus on South East Asia and the Pacific region.
VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGIST & PAINTER, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN TROPICAL LANDSCAPES & LIVELIHOODS
Born in Indonesia and studied in France. Has worked with international & local organization on community engagement in remote regions of Indonesia and Africa. Painter by passion, interested in people’s diverse cultures and loves the environment. She is committed to multidisciplinary science and in the links between arts & science.
MARINE SCIENTIST, FISHERIES & MARINE PROTECTED AREAS MANAGEMENT
Born in Java. Did his degree in Bogor and Australia. Worked with various organization active in conservation of marine protected areas (WWF, CI, CTC). He works mostly in Eastern Indonesia (Nusa Tenggara, Maluku and West Papua).
DISASTER RISK SPECIALIST & GEOGRAPHER
Born in Manado. Did his degree in Manado and Australia. Lecturer at State University of Manado and active in Indonesian Red Cross (North Sulawesi Chapter).
LALU ADI GUNAWAN
SOCIAL SCIENCES & CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION
Born and based in Lombok. Educated in Malang and Australia. His research focusses on community-based climate change adaptation throughout the islands of Nusa Tenggara.
Ditta was born in Java. She graduated from Social and Political Science Institute, Jakarta. With background in communication and journalism, she worked with various prints and electronic media in Indonesia concerning social issues and eco-tourism. She holds the TAB secretariat in our headquarter in Bali.
ECOLOGIST & PROFESSOR OF CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT
British origin. Lived most of his live outside the UK, work extensively in Africa, Asia, SE Asia and Australia. Founding Director of CIFOR. Worked with the World Bank, FAO, WWF International and IUCN.
POLITICAL ECOLOGY & DEVELOPMENT PRACTITIONER
James was born in England, grew up in the USA. He started studying development in Tanzania, then worked in the private sector as an environmental engineer in the USA. He moved to Australia and has been working with colleagues in Indonesia on the impact of Spatial Development Initiatives and other investments on local livelihoods and the environment.
ENGINEER & DEVELOPEMENT PRACTITIONER
Bec was born in Adelaide, Australia. She studied engineering and followed this with a Master’s degree in Development Practice. Her interests are in patterns of land use change, governance and livelihoods in SE Asia (especially Indonesia and Cambodia).
ECOLOGIST AND CONSERVATION SCIENTIST
Born in Canberra. Chris led the Tropical Landscapes Program of CSIRO before becoming senior vice president for the Asia Pacific Division of Conservation International. He has worked in Africa, PNG and Australia and now spends much of his time working with Indonesian scientists and practitioners on conservation and development programmes. Chris is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Indonesia and James Cook University.