October issue of YAD News comes to you bringing the spirit of the Youth Pledge. Embodying the spirit of young nationalists of the past who ignited the spirit of one Motherland, one Nation, and one Language, the young people in 2021 who gathered in Indonesian Heritage Gathering in Lasem also sparked the Lasem Declaration. This declaration aims to breathe a new life into heritage city for the welfare of the community. YAD is proud to be able to support this event alongside the Indonesian Heritage Trust (BPPI), as a longtime partner in the field of cultural conservation.
Another interesting piece in this issue is that of environmental conservation, especially orangutans. Every single member of ARSARI Orangutan Sanctuary Center (PSO) team share with us their views and experiences born out of their direct involvement in orangutan conservation projects in East Kalimantan.
The team from Prof. Sumitro Djojohadikusumo Conservation Area (AK-PSD ARSARI) in West Sumatra also has interesting tales to tell about their experience of patrolling conservation area. This time, they found traces of wildlife in vicinity, not only of Sumatran tigers but also tapirs. There is also an article by the Dharmasraya Sumatran Tiger Rehabilitation Center (PR-HSD ARSARI), who voiced their insights about negative interactions between humans and animals.
At the end of YAD News, we can also take a look into YAD’s activities in the field of education and culture, especially the activities of Prof. Peter Carey, a prominent history researcher and adjunct professor at University of Indonesia. The historian’s activities and achievements will be covered in YAD News every month to inspire and nurture our love in the history of our archipelago.
We hope you can enjoy this wonderful issue.
Dr. Catrini Pratihari Kubontubuh