Farwiza Farhan

Indonesian Conservationist

Farwiza Farhan

Last year in 2015 when the forest fire happens in Indonesia it emits more carbon daily than the entire U.S. economy.

Farwiza Farhan Chairperson, Yayasan HAkA

Farwiza is the leader of Forest, Nature & Environment Aceh (HAkA) a homegrown Acehnese NGO, which is striving to protect the Leuser Ecosystem in Sumatra. By empowering communities, taking legal action and mobilizing local, national and global campaigns, Farwiza and her team are helping to pave the way for true sustainable development for their people. Farwiza’s impact on community driven conservation was recognized with the 2016 Whitley Award.

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