by Permian Global

February 15, 2021

Permian Global is very pleased and excited to announce Dr. Sunarto has join the team as Wildlife and Landscape Ecologist.

In this role, Dr. Sunarto will help ensure Permian Global’s forest projects are places where plant and animal species are protected and endangered species are able to thrive.

Dr Sunarto
Dr Sunarto, Wildlife and Landscape Ecologist, Permian Global

With extensive conservation and ecology management experience with WWF, Conservation International and Wildlife Conservation Society, Dr. Sunarto is excellently placed to help Permian Global gain a fuller picture of the ecological value of its forest projects and therefore understand better what needs to be done to support biodiversity.

“We are extremely fortunate to have an ecologist of Dr. Sunarto calibre on board,” says Stephen Rumsey, Chairman at Permian Global. “Across the team, we are all committed conservationists, who understand the vital need to protect nature for its own sake, but it is also a central component in our fight against climate change. A natural, carbon-rich forest is healthiest and most resilient when it has the greatest variety of inter-dependent species. Biodiversity improves a forests ability to retain carbon. Dr. Sunarto will help ensure we do everything we can to achieve this.”

Dr. Sunarto will be based in Indonesia, with a focus on South East Asian projects, primarily the Katingan Mentaya Project. The Katingan Mentaya Project is a 149,800 hectare peat swamp forest in Central Kalimantan and is home to many endangered and critically endangered species, including between 5 and 10% of the remaining populations of Bornean Orangutan, Proboscis Monkey and the Southern Bornean Gibbon.