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The Size of Jersey is a grassroots movement led by a dedicated team of citizen conservationists who believe the time has come to take action to protect our natural world. We have gathered an exceptional advisory board of top scientists and field experts who we will work alongside to make sure that the implementation of our ambitious plan is successful.

 

We have recruited business experts, legal advisors and local ecologists to bolster our vision while welcoming input and effort from a team of "community liason officers", who will allow the vision of The Size of Jersey to be shared across the island.

For a project of this scale it is necessary to build a community of support here on the island, pushing our message, creating fortuitous opportunities and spreading the net wide across Jersey.

We value every act of support, both large and small. Don't hesitate in getting in touch if you think you have something to offer.

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After receiving a degree in Zoological Conservation Management at Plymouth University, Jonathan worked for a variety of in-situ conservation programmes in South America, Indonesia and Africa, before becoming employed as the senior gorilla and orangutan keeper at Jersey Zoo, a position he held for 10 years. 

Whilst working at Jersey Zoo Jonathan visited numerous conservation projects in the field including several expeditions to Sumatra where he had the opportunity to learn about the work of Forum Konservasi Leuser alongside a number of other NGO's who were committed to the conservation of The Leuser Ecosystem. 

 

He is also the co-founder of The Kafunjo Community Project in Uganda, which specialises in providing free education and care for over 350 children with a particular focus on environmental education through The Kafunjo Green School. 

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After receiving a degree in biology conservation at Syiah Kuala University, Rudi completed a master's program at Bogor Agricultural Institute, specialising in tropical biodiversity conservation and focusing on the ecology and population distribution of Sumatran rhinos in Kappi Plateau.

Putra received a Future for Nature Award in 2013 for his efforts to protect the Sumatran rhino and, in 2014, the Goldman Environmental Prize for his work in combatting illegal logging, forest encroachment for palm oil production, and policies that open endangered ecosystems to mining and plantation industries.

He has dedicated almost 20 years to conserving the Leuser Ecosystem. As a leader of the Leuser Conservation Forum (FKL), a local NGO in Aceh province, he manages more than 350 field staff who are protecting and restoring the ecosystem, the largest ecosystem protection team in Indonesia managed by a local NGO.

Ian is Director of Conservation at PanEco Foundation and Director of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP).

 

He was formerly senior orangutan keeper at Jersey Zoo, and Animal keeper at Royal Zoological Society of Scotland.

 

He studied at the University of Kent (PhD, Ecology; orangutan ranging behaviour, 1996 – 2000) and the University of Sunderland (BSc (hons), Environmental Science, 1984 – 1987).

Ian is kept busy working to confiscate illegal pet orangutans and return them to a life in the wild, in field research and monitoring of the remaining wild Sumatran orangutan population, and in efforts to protect their habitat.

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Whilst currently studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Southampton, Jack is continuing to pursue his passion of impactful filmmaking. 

Working alongside Jonathan in the past to produce films for the Kafunjo Community Project as well as other projects in Indonesia and around the world, Jack aims to deliver powerful stories to enact change and bring ideas to life.

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A graduate of Global Politics at Winchester, Max is a Jersey based photographer specialising in documentary style charity and event photography. Max has worked alongside Jonathan at the Kafunjo community project in Uganda, and has worked with sight loss charities such as the Vision Foundation and Greater London Fund for the Blind, bringing his unique photographic style along to attempt to help deliver impactful change through his visual storytelling.