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Minister of Environment and Forestry, Siti Nurbaya inaugurated the Dharmasraya Sumatran Tiger Rehabilitation Center in (PR-HSD) in West Sumatra  Saturday 29 July 2017 coincided with the Global Tiger Day. Attended at the ceremony  was the Governor of West Sumatra, Irwan Prayitno and some  other local government officers.

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From its own habitat in Sumatra, Indonesia the current population of the Sumatran tigers (Panthera Tigris Sumatrae) has reportedly suffered a tremendous decrease and is now believed to be only less than 400. From six of the world’s known species, the Sumatran Tiger is the only surviving tiger specie that still exists.

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Hashim Djojohadikusomo, Chairman of the Yayasan  Arsari Djojohadikusomo (YAD), and Damian Aspinall, Chairman of The Aspinall Foundation (TAF)  signed a cooperation agreement  to develop the Dharmasraya  Rehabilitation Center for Sumatran Tiger (PRS HSD) on 19 April 2016 in London, UK. The PRS HSD is located in the conservation forests of Prof. Sumitro Djojohadikusomo in Dharmasraya, West Sumatra. The signing was witnessed by I Made Wedana – Country Director of TAF Indonesia and YAD team,  consisting of Catrini Kubontubuh – Executive Director of YAD, Sitie Indrawati Djojohadikusomo –  YAD Supervisor and Nirmala Ratimanjari of Arsari Group.

Hashim Djojohadikusumo, Chairperson of the Yayasan Arsari Djojohadikusomo (YAD) has been  invited by the Project Southeast Asia, University of Oxford, UK to be the keynote speaker at the 5th Southeast Asian Studies Symposium at Oxford University in England from April 14 to 16, 2016. In his speech, Hashim highlights business and environmental issues towards a more sustainable future in Indonesia.

Hashim Djojohadikusumo’s care for the conservation of wildlife  through the Yayasan Arsari Djojohadikusomo (YAD) would  be realized with the development of  the Sumatran Tiger Rehabilitation Center at  the palm oil plantation site of PT Tidar Kerinci Agung (TKA) in Dharmasraya Regency, West Sumatra  Province.

150 Years of Ragunan Zoo

Thursday, 19 November 2015 by

Taman Margasatwa Ragunan (TMR) or Ragunan Zoo celebrated 150 years on the 19th of August, 2014. TMR is one of Jakarta’s pride and joys, spread over a vast area measuring up to 120 Hectares, situated in Pasar Minggu, a region in South Jakarta. TMR is the second largest zoo in the world, as well as the third oldest.

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YAD Chairperson Hashim Djojohadikusumo (HSD) cares so much for endangered species prompting him to establish the Dharmasraya Sumatran Tiger Rehabilitation Centre (DSTRC). The Center was built on a 10-hectare land which is a part of the 27,000 hectares of palm oil plantation of PT Tidar Kerinci Agung situated in two regencies in West Sumatra and one district in Jambi province. The Center consists of seven breeding cages for post conflict tigers that are ready for release. It’s also equipped with clinics and animal breeding facilities for other native Sumatran animals. Also in the same plantation is a 2,400 hectare conservation forest of Sumitro Djojohadikusumo.

Conservation of Orangutan

Friday, 27 June 2014 by

“Cintai orang utan dengan membiarkannya hidup bebas di alam terbuka.” – HSD

Salah satu satwa langka yang juga menjadi perhatian HSD adalah orangutan (Ponginae). HSD sangat peduli dan selalu mendorong orangutan bisa hidup bebas di alam terbuka, bukan berdesak-desakan di dalam kandang. HSD membantu pelestarian orangutan di Yogyakarta bekerjasama dengan keluarga keraton Yogya. Demikian pula dengan lahan milik HSD di Kalimantan Timur yang juga diperuntukkan sebagai tempat konservasi orangutan

Rhino Conservation

Friday, 27 June 2014 by

“Kerjasama lintas negara pemilik badak diperlukan untuk mencegah kepunahannya.” – HSD

Indonesia adalah negara yang memiliki badak dengan populasi terendah di antara negara-negara Asia, di luar Malaysia yang populasi badaknya sudah punah dan hanya tinggal beberapa individu yang ditemukan jejaknya di Sabah.