Ardiantiono | Conserving Komodo Dragons

Nov 20, 2020  13:00 - 13:45

(GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

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Ardiantiono’s research interest focuses on finding ways for humans and wildlife to co-exist. He started working at the Wildlife Conservation Society-Indonesia Program (WCS-IP) where he had the opportunity to get involved in Sumatran tiger population monitoring and elephant crop raiding management. His thesis research was on livestock predation by Komodo dragons in Komodo National Park (KNP), and it was the first study of conflict ever conducted for this species. He also collaborated with the Komodo Survival Program, a local NGO focusing on Komodo dragon conservation, to assess the impact of tourism on Komodo dragons and livestock predation on Flores Island. Ardiantiono is currently active as part of the core committee of TAMBORA, the Indonesian Young Conservationist Network, the Sumatran Tiger Conservation Forum, and the Society for Conservation Biology-Indonesia Chapter.

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