Our Work - Slow Loris Rescue
Karmele Llano Sanchez
Karmele Llano Sanchez is the founder and Programme Director of IAR Indonesia. After training as a vet in her native Spain, and the Netherlands, Karmele moved to Indonesia to volunteer with a number of rescue centres, before founding our slow loris and macaque centre in Ciapus in 2007, and our orangutan centre in in Ketapang in 2009. Karmele oversees all the projects we run, working both as a vet and using her considerable experience in Indonesia to ensure the smooth running of our primate rehabilitation and conservation projects.
Tantyo Bangun is the chairperson of IAR Indonesia, overseeing our projects, driving our strategy in Indonesia and working with the relevant government agencies to obtain support for our work. A graduate of the University of Indonesia, he brings considerable experience to his role, having served as Editor-in-Chief of National Geographic Indonesia, as the Staff Editor of Matra magazine and as a documentary maker and photographer.
Widi, a graduate of accounting and law at the University of Indonesia, first joined IAR as a consultant, advising us between 2010 and 2013 on our land purchases in Ketapang. Always interested in conservation law, he officially joined us as Secretary in 2014, and is in charge of dealing with all permits, legal issues, employee human resources and liaising with donors, universities and government departments. Prior to his job at Secretary, Widi worked for the Java Post newspaper and for a television company.
Advisor for Wildlife Conservation
Tine is from Germany, and has a background in biology. She has been an advisor to our slow loris and macaque rescue, rehabilitation and release projects in Indonesia since 2012, helping the team devise the most effective conservation and rehabilitation methods.
Aris has worked with IAR for ten years, first as the co-ordinator of the macaque rehabilitation project, and now as Operations Manager for Ciapus. A graduate of the University of Nusa Bangsa in Bogor, he is passionate about animal welfare and conserving Indonesian wildlife, and though he misses directly working with our animals, he is proud his work managing project administration, forming collaborations with other NGOs and relevant bodies and ensuring a smooth running of all our activities in Java and Sumatra.
Huda has a background in biology and has worked for a number of wildlife NGOs throughout Indonesia. He has been with IAR since 2011 and supervises all releases, the selection of release sites and develops appropriate monitoring techniques, to ensure survival of our released lorises and macaques. He is also closely involved in direct communication with forest departments giving presentations and workshops to forest officials on conservation and release techniques. He also supervises the human-animal conflict projects, conducting surveys related to conflict and the implementation of methods in conflict mitigation.
Survey, Release & Monitoring Coordinator
Muhidin, known as Bobby, has worked with IAR since 2007. He started off as a slow loris keeper, before becoming assistant field coordinator of the survey, release & monitoring team. Now, because of all his years of experience and good managerial and communication skills, he has been made the coordinator of the survey release monitoring team. He manages the team and their activities.
Survey, Release & Monitoring Field Assistant Coordinator
Itang, known as Kempleng, started off as a member of the survey release monitoring team and is now assistant coordinator, ensuring the smooth running of the field activities of the team, translocating lorises and macaques ready for release and coordinating data collection.
Survey, Release & Monitoring Field Assistant Coordinator
Enda, known to everyone as Mursid, started as a coordinator of the rehabilitation team at the centre, before being made the assistant coordinator of the SRM team, on account of his years of experience in the field of rehabilitation and knowledge of the health condition and the welfare of the animals released. He coordinates the SRM team, responsible for making time-tables and ensuring the field work is carried out without any hiccups.
Wendi is a vet, and has worked for us since 2010. She manages the veterinary care of all our slow lorises and macaques at our centre in Ciapus, and brings her experience to every aspect of the rehabilitation process.
Risanti manages all our media and publicity, and is responsible for many of the amazing photographs and updates you see on the IAR UK website. She has worked with IAR since 2014.
Omah is our administration coordinator, and keeps the office in Ciapus running, dealing with all the necessary paperwork, permits and all administrative issues that need to be dealt with for us to be able to run our projects.
Numan is our resident IT expert, managing all our databases and systems in the office. Having worked for IAR since 2009, it’s fair to say the project would struggle without his expertise, and his knowledge of all aspects of our projects.
Rehabilitation Data Analysis
Juli has worked for IAR since 2011, first as a macaque keeper, giving food, enrichment and collecting data on our resident macaques. She now works in the office, analysing all the behavioural and general data on the lorises and macaques undergoing rehabilitation.
No project can run without a strong accounts department keeping check of expenses, and Ibu Dewi, who has worked for IAR since 2013, makes sure the projects stay on budget and we provide all the necessary accounts to our donors and funders.
Nur Purba Priambada
Purba is a vet and has worked with IAR since 2013. He brings his considerable veterinary experience to our team and helps ensure the continued health of our macaques and slow lorises.
Ciamis Programme Coordinator
Hilmi coordinates our release programme in Ciamis, Java. He has worked with IAR since 2014. His work involves establishing relationships with local communities around our release and monitoring areas in Ciamis and conducting education activities. He also helps rescue lorises that are surrendered to the local forestry office in Ciamis, and helps co-ordinate all our loris releases in the area.
Loris Rehabilitation Coordinator
Jakaria, known Mastur, is the coordinator of the slow loris rehabilitation programme. He is extremely hard working and very affectionate towards all the lorises under his and his teams care. He is responsible for making sure the lorises are healthy and behaviourally sound, and for socialising them, creating and providing enrichment, monitoring their behaviour and selecting individuals suitable for release.
Firman began working with IAR in 2008, first as a slow loris keeper. Always interested in joining the medical team, he has trained as a paramedic and now provides invaluable support to our medical team, going on rescues and providing health care to animals going to and from our centre.