Dolly Priatna

Dr. Priatna holds a doctorate degree in wildlife spatial ecology from the Department of Forest Resources Conservation at Bogor Agricultural University, but currently he focuses on wildlife and forest ecology, forest restoration, and sustainable development. He previously (between 2013-2021) worked with Asia Pulp & Paper Group’s sustainability division as Department Head of Forest Landscape Conservation.


His passion for wildlife conservation started when he joined Universitas Nasional’s Faculty of Biology and the Biological Science Club in 1984. 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 almost 10 years working on various technical positions at the Integrated Conservation and Development Programme (ICDP), a programme funded by the European Union which focused on the management of the Leuser Ecosystem in northern Sumatra. During this time, alongside colleagues, he established Kanopi Foundation, a local conservation foundation in North Sumatra.


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


He has been writing many scientific papers for both national and international journals, chapter contributor in environmental books, as well as books co-editor of restoration strategy and technique in various forest ecosystems. He was also chair of the Sumatran Tiger Conservation Forum and the Society for Conservation GIS.


Dr. Priatna currently serves as lecturer at Graduate School of Environment Management Pakuan University, a member of the Advisory Board at the Asian Journal of Conservation Biology and the Sumatran Tiger Conservation Forum, Editors-in-Chief at the Indonesian Journal of Applied Environmental Studies, as well as a member of the IUCN’s Commission on Ecosystem Management.