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All of Indonesia's Territory is a Conservation Area




 The Origin, The Being
What & Where, Philosophy
Who, Penelapak
Telapak's Couple
How, Information & Support



 Forest for the Community
Saving the Last Forest of Java
Defending IP's Land and Sea
Local Economic Empowerment
Marine for the Future



Forum LSM untuk Konservasi

Keanekaragaman Hayati Berdimensi
Konsorsium Pendukung Sistem Hutan
Kerakyatan (KP-SHK) or Supporting
Consortium for Community-based
Forest Management System
Jaringan Kerja Pemetaan Partisipatif
(JKPP) or Network for Participatory
Jaringan Pembelaan Hak-Hak
Masyarakat Adat
Jaring PELA
Jaringan Pesisir dan Laut



Avenir des Peuples des ForÍts
Biodiversity Conservation I-System
Biodiversity Information Network
Convention on Biological Diversity
FAO-UN: Forest, Trees and People
Traditional Resource Rights - (TRR)
Intergovern' Panel on Forests (IPF)
World Conservation Monitoring
World Resources Institute (WRI)

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BORN 2 April 1964 in Tapanuli Utara, North Sumatra Province, Abdon Nababan serves as Telapak's Executive Director for 1996-1998 period. In the early year of Telapak Indonesia, Abdon Nababan, as an Executing Staff, coordinated the foundation's institutional development and managed the foundation's programs related to sustainable and equitable natural resources management.

Prior to his serving as Executive Director of Telapak Indonesia, Abdon Nababan has been active in Sejati Foundation (which he was also a founder, 1993-1996), WALHI (Coordinator of the Forest Working Group, 1991-1993), and also served a three-month internship on forest campaigning and advocacy at Greenpeace USA (1992). From May to October 1996 Abdon Nababan worked with DR. Charles Barber of WRI and a team of local researchers to carry out an evaluation of forest and conservation issues in the Leuser Ecosystem on northern Sumatra for the WWF/Indonesia Program, that include an evaluation of WWF's program in that region.

Along those activities, during the last 5 years, Abdon Nababan has actively write and publish various papers and articles on natural resource management issues, especially related to indigenous people struggle in Indonesia. Some have been presented in many national and international seminars and conferences in which he participated in as presenter, reviewer, or just participant. His last publication (due to be published on 1997 as a WRI policy research report) on forest and conservation issues in the Leuser Ecosystem of northern Sumatra, is co-authored by Charles Barber of WRI. The forthcoming publication is the result of Nababan and Barber's work with a team of international and local researchers to carry out an evaluation of forest and conservation issues in the Leuser Ecosystem of northern Sumatra.

Abdon leads a solid team of 8 activists in Telapak Indonesia, they are Arbi Valentinus (Information and Network Coordinator), A. Ruwindrijarto (Program Coordinator for the Last Forest Frontier Initiative), Rina Agustine (Forest Certification Specialist), Hapsoro (Javan Hawk-Eagle Conservation Project Coordinator), Lisken Situmorang (Office Manager), Alexius Tege (Chief of Enviromental Campaign Media), Hermanto Ray Efendi (Program Coordinator for the Local Enterprises) and M. Imran Amin (Program Coordinator for Marine and Coastal Issues). The mana-gement is also supported by an administration and financial officer.



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