Dr Jamartin Sihite – 2015 GRASP Ian Redmond Conservation Award

BOS Foundation: 14 August 2015

Tuesday 28 July 2015, BOS Foundation CEO, Dr. Jamartin Sihite, received the GRASP – Ian Redmond Conservation Award in Kinabalu, Malaysia.

This award was presented as recognizing his amazing work in orangutan reintroduction that continues to encourage innovation, inspire leadership and offer hope for the future of orangutans.

GRASP or the Great Apes Survival Partnership is an United Nations initiative committed to ensuring the long time survival of chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos, and orangutans and their habitats in Africa and Asia.

This is the second year the GRASP presented award to individuals considered to have played a significant role in great apes conservation.

This year, the GRASP presents award to 4 recipients with Dr. Sihite as the only recipient from Asia.

Congratulations, Dr. Sihite!

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