Our team currently consists of just two members:
Name: Pungky Nanda Pratama (Co-founder)
Role: Researching the area, placing the cameras, downloading the data
Short bio: Pungky has been working for 4 years, actively involved in conservation projects since leaving university. The first conservation work that he undertook was as a volunteer, working on a mangrove and sea turtle project in his native East Java, more recently he has been employed as an Environmental Educator with a local NGO called Animals Indonesia.
In 2018, Pungky left his job to start his own project called The Jungle Library Project, which focuses on environmental education. The project is a collaboration with friends and is supported by the Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Agency of South Sumatra. The project takes place in two locations, Isau Isau Nature Reserve and Kerinci Seblat National Park. He is also involved in rescuing flora from illegal plant trafficking as part of the Flora Conservation Act.
If you would like to read more about Pungky’s other project, The Jungle Library Project, the link is below:
Name: Anthony Hearn (Co-founder)
Role: Collating the data, running the online aspect of the project, fundraising.
Short bio: Anthony has worked in the animal industry in different positions since 2003, where he began work as a sales assistant for an aquatic retailer. In 2006, he graduated from the Berkshire College of Agriculture with the highest achieveable grade. After graduating, Anthony took on a full-time role with the same aquatics company, eventually taking on a role that was less customer based and more taking care of the livestock, learning about the sources and treating the animals when required.
In the middle of 2010, Anthony left his job and moved to Finland for a fresh start and after a year, was placed in a government funded language course. This gave Anthony the tools and confidence needed to approach places of interest for a language-based work placement and later led to Anthony undertaking an internship at Sealife Helsinki aquarium.
A little while later, Anthony was introduced to some members of Helsinki zoo and later became an employee which lead to a career as a zoo keeper and his eventual return to the UK after 6 years in Finland.
At the end of 2016, the newest source of Anthony’s inspiration came into his life in the form of the birth of his son, Kai and by the end of 2017, Anthony became a stay-at-home father but later took a job working part-time as a farm hand at a local children’s farm.