Rob Finlayson

Robert Finlayson is the Southeast Asia program's regional communications specialist. As well as writing stories for the Centre's website, he devises and supervises strategies for projects and the countries in the Southeast Asia region, including scripting and producing videos, supervising editors and translators and also assisting with resource mobilization.

What could stop the conversion of the last orangutan habitat peat-swamps to oil palm in Tripa, Indonesia?

A mix of regulations, international incentives and consumer pressure might be enough, say Hesti Lestari Tata, Meine van Noordwijk, Denis Ruysschaert, Rachmat Mulia, Subekti Rahayu, Elok Mulyoutami, Atiek Widayati, Andree Ekadinata, Riswan Zen, Adji Darsoyo, Rahayu Oktaviani, Sonya...

Orangutan, nest, Tripa, forest, threatened species, deforestation

The cost of an orangutan’s forest

The Tripa peat swamp-forest in Indonesia is one of the few remaining Sumatran orangutan habitats but its situation is conflicted: it is designated as part of the Leuser Ecosystem Zone but also as ‘non-forest use’ and experiences persistent...

Orangutan, nest, Tripa, forest, threatened species, deforestation

The cost of an orangutan’s forest

The Tripa peat swamp-forest in Indonesia is one of the few remaining Sumatran orangutan habitats but its situation is conflicted: it is designated as part of the Leuser Ecosystem Zone but also as ‘non-forest use’ and experiences persistent...