Biologist-at-large, Dr Joe J Figel, has been roaming the Provinces of North Sumatra and Aceh as part of his initial listening campaign. Dr. Figel, a.k.a Joe, has been meeting with leadership and community members of the Gunung Leuser region in order to have a clear picture of tiger presence and any ongoing conflicts between tigers and communities living in tiger territories. Dr. Joe looks to understand this delicate relationship between human and tigers to look for sensible solutions and avoid conflicts. He looks to promote understanding and coexistence in order to protect this unique species, Indonesia’s last tiger.
You can follow his expedition and the team’s progress at the following National Geographic link..