As we have already publicised on our Facebook, Scorpion Foundation received an award from the Asia For Animal (AFA) Conference 2017 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The award recognized Scorpion for our works in seeking to change human behavior toward wild animals in Indonesia. The award was indeed a surprise to the Scorpion team, as no one had informed us previously about it. For us at Scorpion, this award is a clear signal that the international community is witnessing the human behavioral change toward wildlife in Indonesia.
While Scorpion has achieved some success in changing human behavior towards animals in Indonesia, there is still much more to be done. This is not easy. Change in behaviour cannot be achieved through the efforts of a few organisations. We believe that substantial collective action, achieved through coalitions, is needed to bring about the kind of change we need within Indonesia.
Executive Director of
Scorpion Foundation, Gunung Gea (centre) accompanied by Division Director of
Wildlife Investigation, Marison Guciano (right) receiving
the award of “Outstanding Performance of Emerging Organisation" from
the AFA Conference 2017 in Kathmandu.
Marison Guciano holding the award.