Dr. Dolly Priatna

Dr. Priatna holds a doctorate degree in wildlife spatial ecology from the Department of Forest Resources Conservation at Bogor Agricultural University.

His passion for wildlife conservation started when he joined the Biological Science Club in 1985. Dr Priatna’s professional career began when he was appointed as a researcher at the Ecological Project of Wildlife Conservation International (currently WCS) in the Gunung Leuser National Park, northern Sumatra, in 1992. He then spent three years working at the Integrated Conservation and Development Programme (ICDP), a programme funded by the European Union which focused on the management of the Leuser Ecosystem.

Between 1997 and 2004 he held various technical positions in the Leuser Management Unit, where he was responsible for the implementation of conservation programmes in the Leuser Ecosystem area. During this time, alongside colleagues, he established a conservation foundation.

Following his time at the Leuser Management Unit he spent almost nine years working for the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) Indonesia Programme as a Country Manager and also as a short term consultant (wildlife and biodiversity expert) for the Hatfield Group and Rainforest Alliance.

Since 1991 he has been writing many scientific papers and guidelines on wildlife conservation and ecology. He was also chairman of the Sumatran Tiger Conservation Forum and the Society for Conservation GIS.

Dr. Priatna currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board at the Asian Journal of Conservation Biology and the Sumatran Tiger Conservation Forum, as well as a member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Tapir Specialist Group.