Dendi Rustandi – Project Manager and Head Tracker

Originally from Pengelangan, Bandung, Dendi is an entrepreneur turned conservationist. Not only can he expertly guide the researchers and volunteers through the intricate maze of Cipaganti’s agroforests, but he also is adept at tracking the lorises and understanding the intricacies of their behaviour and their importance to the village ecosystem. Dendi was devastated to learn that the slow loris is being imperilled by the wildlife trade and hopes one day to save large tracts of forest in the area. He is a passionate educator and uses these skills to teach children and adults that lorises are a vital part of the  ecosystem, and why they should be proud to be the protectors of one of the World’s Top 25 Most Endangered Primates.