PROGRES | Sulawesi Regional Ecological Conservation Initiative

We are a Sulawesi based conservation NGO — bundling the power of local communities and science.

The overlooked species
of Sulawesi

We chose the wildlife species that are (critically) endangered, yet have received little conservation attention. These species are the symbol of our journey, as they represent the unique biodiversity of Sulawesi.

Closely working together with local communities and authorities, we try to bring forward change from the roots.

Co-director of PROGRES Sulawesi, Ba Asnim, reading and educating in front of a class of children in rural Sulawesi.
co-director Sheherazade and several field researchers in a forest of Sulawesi.
Sulawesi Flying Fox hanging in the tree, surrounded by branches and leaves. His/her eyes are wide open and it's a birght day outside with blue skies.
Program #1 - Pteropus and Acerodon (poniki).

Sulawesi Flying Fox

Large fruit-eating bats are important for durian pollination and seed dispersal in the tropical rainforests of Sulawesi.

Program #2 - Indotestudo forstenii (baning).

Forsten's Tortoise

One of the two tortoises in Sulawesi that live on land. Its existence is important as seed disperser of cactus seeds in the tropical savannah.

Forsten's tortoise walking on the beach.
A talaud cuscus, very high up in the trees. It's four paws wrap around the tree branch, as well as it's long tail. The color of it's fur is grey-ish.
Program #3 - Ailurops melanotis (kuse).

Talaud Cuscus

This species can only be found in the Talaud-Sangihe Islands of Sulawesi. Feeding on lianas that wrap around trees, they vital for maintaining the health of the forest.

Program #4 - Multiple fish species

Poso Lake Fish

Partnering with Shoal, we started a Fish Program in Lake Poso

Program #5


Conserving Sulawesi endemic flora fauna in the village forest, outside protected areas

Our story and team

We are a conservation team that aims to initiate a community movement in protecting Sulawesi's nature.

Asnim Alyoihana Lanusi

Asnim Alyoihana Lanusi

Co-Executive Director


Co-Executive Director
Titayanto Pieter

Titayanto Pieter

Advisory Board

Supporters of PROGRES

What we have been able to achieve so far is largely thanks to our supporters. Thank you for believing in our cause! 


Current supporter
Current supporter
Current supporter


Past supporter

Idea Wild

Past supporter

National Geographic

Past supporter


Past supporter

RE: wild

Past supporter

The Mohamed bin Zayed

Partners of PROGRES

These organizations help us primarily with expertise. On top of that they also support us with fundraising and program implementation.

Australasian Marsupial and Monotreme Specialist Group
The Southeast Asian Bat Conservation Research Unit
Fish and freshwater species conservation
Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science
Department of Conservation, Faculty of Forestry | Makassar, South Sulawesi

Our work has been published in several scientific journals

Education fulfils an important role in conservation

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We conduct conservation activities throughout all of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Follow us on Instagram for the latest updates on new developments, research, awards, and community activities.