Alex Waisimon, Hero of Biodiversity from Papua – Alex Waisimon, again received an award. This time, ASEAN Heroes of Biodiversity Heroes or The ASEAN Biodiversity Heroes from the ASEAN Center for Biodiversity (ACB). Before this, Alex received the 2017 Kalpataru award and Kick Andy Heroes 2017.

This Biodiversity Heroes Degree is given to figures from ASEAN countries who have contributed to the conservation and advocacy of biodiversity in their respective countries. There were 10 people who got this title, one of Alex was presented at the Biodiversity Heroes Regional Forum in Manila, Philippines last September 4.

Alex acts a lot in protecting the forest, preserving the bird of paradise and other animals while at the same time contributing to improving the community’s economy through Bird Watching ecotourism.

Alex made this movement in his hometown of Rhepang Muaif Unurum Guay, Nimbokrang District, Jayapura Regency, Papua.

Besides Alex, the other 2017 ASEAN Biodiversity Heroes, Eyad Samhan (Brunei Darussalam), Sophea Chinn (Cambodia), Nitsavanh Louangkhot Pravongviengkham (Laos), Prof. Zakri Abdul Hamid (Malaysia). Also Dr. Maung Maung Kyi (Myanmar), Dr. Angel C. Alcala (Philippines), Prof. Leo Tan Wee Hin (Singapore), Dr. Nonn Panitvong (Thailand) and Prof. Dr. Dang Huy Huynh (Vietnam). (MHN/CBN)

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