Karlina Payitno

I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia. Drawing on the social sciences, my work focuses on environmental and nature conservation issue.  For four years I worked with a Sumatran NGO concerned with conservation and indigenous people in Jambi, Sumatra. Following that, I have worked as a research assistant on various multidisciplinary projects.  

Related to conservation, I spent 12 months conducting questionnaires and interviews across the Kerinci Seblat landscape on the Leverhulme Trust funded project implemented by with Fauna & Flora International (FFI) in partnership with the University of Kent. The aim of this project was to investigate social and ecological factors associated with human-tiger encounters. I also lead the survey teams gathering household socio-economic data in Harapan Rainforest, managed by PT. Restorasi Ekosistem, in 2017 and 2019. Elsewhere in Indonesia I have been involved in Karst studies in East Kalimantan  funded by Tropical Forest Conservation Action;  Global Comparative Studies on REDD+ and Framed Field Experiment (FFE) with CIFOR in Central Kalimantan; and Peatland Village’s assessment with Indonesian Peatland Restoration Agency(BRG) in Jambi and  West Kalimantan.  Since February 2020, I am working as Team Leader for ConHuB in Indonesia where we will be collecting data from people who live near protected areas across the Gunung Leuser landscape.