Agus Utomo

Regional Vice Chair South East Asia, IUCN/WCPA, Indonesia

Agus Utomo is the regional vice chair for South East Asia of IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA). He is currently also the executive director of Burung Indonesia - the BirdLife partner in Indonesia. He is a forester by training. From 2006 to 2008, he was part of the team in Burung Indonesia advocating a new way to manage and conserve degraded tropical forests in Indonesia, which resulted in the establishment of the first ecosystem restoration concession in Sumatra. In 2014, Mr. Utomo and two other colleagues from Burung Indonesia received the Kenton Miller Award for developing an innovative approach to protected area management.