The work of 2011 Whitley Award winner, Hotlin Ompusunggu, is featured in a new book about wildlife conservation by the environmentalist and politician, Stanley Johnson.
Hotlin’s unique approach to conserving the rainforest habitat of Borneo’s orangutans involves the provision of discounted dental and healthcare to villagers if they stop carrying out environmentally destructive practices and adopt a more sustainable way of life. Stanley visited Hotlin’s project in 2011. To read more and to view a short film about Hotlin’s ground-breaking work (narrated by Sir David Attenborough) please visit her Winner profile page.
A former MEP, Stanley Johnson has worked in the European Commission as Head of the Prevention of Pollution division and as Director of Energy Policy. Stanley has been a trustee of the Earthwatch Institute and is currently Chairman of the Gorilla Organisation and an Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme Convention on Migratory Species (CMS).
To find out more about the book and how you can buy a copy, please follow this link.