24 Apr 2021
Indonesian forests contain abundant biodiversity. It is home to thousands of species, one of which is the elephant. Its existence plays an important role in guarding the balance of the forest ecosystem. Unfortunately, hunting for its ivory and shrinking forests has pushed this species to a corner and closer to the brink of extinction.
Preserving elephants and forests is our collective task. Preservation efforts are still considered we must go directly to the forest. In fact, there are other ways, one of which is through visual arts.
KEHATI Foundation, TFCA Sumatera, and Sebumi collaborated to hold a webinar “Conservation Doesn’t Have to Go to Forests: Preserving Elephants and Their Habitat through Visual Arts” which was held on Wednesday, 12 August 2020 at 13.00 – 14.45 WIB. In the webinar, he discussed related things from photographing wildlife to education through visual storytelling using the virtual tour method.
For the presentation that has been presented, it can be downloaded via the following link:
• Sumatran Elephants and Protection Efforts by Wishnu Sukmantoro
• Photographing Wildlife by Regina Safri
• Conservation Education through Visual Storytelling by Iben Yuzenho