Orangutan conservationist active in Sumatra honored by Queen Elizabeth

Orangutan conservationist active in Sumatra honored by Queen Elizabeth

The Jakarta Post-Lifestyle·2020-10-13 14:04

Orangutan conservationist Ian Singleton has been bestowed the highly esteemed Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Britain's Queen Elizabeth for his notable contributions to environmental conservation throughout his career.

Singleton – who cofounded the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) in 2000 – said he was honored to receive the prestigious award, noting that his accomplishments were the result of collaborations with various stakeholders, including his team of fellow conservationists and the Indonesian Environment and Forestry Ministry.

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