Kalimantan is my playground even though I was first visited Sabah and then whole of Dutch Borneo. I was in 2011 working as Consultant Ecologist for Daemeter Consulting (which after a year then my employer). I collected data and evaluated impact of land use change on bat communities. This fieldwork project sponsored by BHP Billiton in Maruwai, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. To date, I have managed field team, conducted High Conservation Value (HCV) assessment, biodiversity baseline surveys, and develop conservation management and monitoring plan in agricultural, forestry, and mining sectors in the whole Kalimantan region. Clients include DSN Group, KULIM Group, and Cargill Tropical Palm Holdings Pte Ltd.
In 2014, I went to West Papua as Daemeter representative in a collaboration project with USAID IFACS – Indonesia Forest And Climate Support). My colleague and I conducted High Conservation Value (HCV) assessment, biodiversity baseline surveys, and develop conservation management and monitoring plan in agricultural, forestry, and mining sectors for KLI (Kayu Lapis Indonesia) Group/IFACS USAID in Sarmi Regency. I was also acted as Technical support in Conservation Management and Monitoring Planning (CMMP) workshop in Kasonaweja, Mamberamo Regency, Papua Province.
In 2007, I had internship with WCS-IP (Wildlife Conservation Society – Indonesia Program) altogether with Research grant from CANOPI (Conservation Action and Network Program Indonesia) and IDEAWILD for my undergraduate thesis on pollinating bats and and bat-pollinated plants in Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park (BBSNP), Lampung, Indonesia.
In 2006, I have been fortunate to have The World Bank/Global Environment Facility (GEF)–Operation Wallacea Trust Scholarship for biodiversity monitoring at Lambusango Forest, Buton Island, SE Sulawesi, Indonesia. Two years later until 2012, I continued as project leader in Operation Wallacea‘s bat project on the same site. Those years were the most important and memorable for me as biodiversity uniqueness, landscape and good people of Sulawesi always captivate me forever!
In 2005, I started as teaching assistant for Animal Ecology course specifically in basic field techniques at Department of Biology, Universitas Padjadjaran. Our fieldwork was based around Javan mountainous and tea plantation area in Panaruban, Subang of West Java.
It was followed with actively engaged in local birding club, Birds Conservation Society (BICONS) in my hometown – Bandung. I was then appointed as Information System Manager Birds Conservation Society (BICONS) from 2008 to 2010. BICONS’ vision is “To sensitise people in conservation of bird and its habitat”, demonstrated in programs which focused on research, capacity building, public awareness, supporting conducive policy, and networking development.
in 2011 – 2012, I helped re-branding Envirobookscorner, the first environmental online book store and social business under BICONS’s business division umbrella. As head manager, I managed online book store and created online business strategy through online platform and social media.
During my master’s thesis in 2008-2009, I worked with Environmental Bureau of West Java Province (BPLHD JABAR), collecting data for Biodiversity Clearing House Mechanism (BCHM) in West Java Province, Indonesia.