Jamartin SihiteCEO, BOS Foundation

    Dr. Jamartin Sihite is a long-time conservation activist with a huge passion and long experience supporting Indonesian most famous protected species: Varanus komodoensis, Pongo abelii, and currently, Pongo pygmaeus. After achieving his PhD in Environmental Sciences in 2004, Jamartin has held key positions in Putri Naga Komodo, the Orangutan Conservation Services Program, PT. Restorasi Habitat Orangutan Indonesia (RHOI), before assuming the role of CEO of BOS Foundation in 2011, and paved way to release hundreds of rehabilitated orangutans back to the wild forests in Central and East Kalimantan since 2012 – a feat that BOSF had yet to accomplish for the previous 10 years. Jamartin wears his heart on his sleeve when it comes to feelings about primate conservation, saying on release, “my wish is to send back orangutans to the forest, their true home. My dream is to help orangutans live in the forest freely as they should, where their existence helps reduce the impact of climate change, free from cages and from conflict with humans. Let’s give them back their forest and freedom. Let’s work together to push the releases of rehabilitant orangutans, to strengthen the rehabilitation process and the wellbeing of rescued orangutans, and to secure safe and suitable forest for them.”