31 Aug In Memory of CTC Senior Advisor Johannes Subijanto

CTC Senior Advisor Johannes Subijanto (Pak Bi) passed away on August 26, 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Pak Bi was a conservationist in heart and soul who inspired many of us with his spirit and commitment for conservation. Working side by side to advance marine conservation in Indonesia and the Coral Triangle in the past few decades, he demonstrated strength, loyalty and integrity beyond reproach.

Pak Bi was CTC’s Senior Advisor from 2016-2017 and served as CTC’s Deputy Director from 2010-2016. He was a member of CTC Foundation’s Board of Managers since CTC’s establishment as an independent organization in 2010.

Pak Bi joined CTC when it was a part of The Nature Conservancy in 2000 as the Komodo Project Leader and Senior Policy Advisor. Since 2005 he oversaw marine portfolio sites in Komodo, Wakatobi, Derawan, and Savu Sea Marine National Park and managed Lesser Sunda’s Marine Protected Area network. He came to the CTC with extensive experience in on-site conservation as a government official. He was the Chief of Komodo National Park Sub-Director for Species Conservation under the Directorate General of Forest Protection and Nature Conservation in Jakarta. He built his career in the Ministry of Forestry for 25 years.

After the recent launch of our new CTC facilities just two weeks ago before his passing, we recognized Pak Bi for his exceptional contribution to CTC and marine conservation and respected by his many friends and colleagues from Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF), Local Government Network (LGN), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and many other partners he worked closely with in his career. He was a mentor for many of us. Pak Bi will be sorely missed and fondly remembered.

We extend our deepest and heartfelt condolences to Mr. Subijanto’s wife Katarina Catri Erliana and children Matheus Prayogo, Cecilia Wiranti, Elisabeth Astari, and Albertus Kristanto.

CTC would like to thank everyone for their support and thoughtfulness throughout this difficult time. Pak Bi was interred in Bogor on Wednesday August 30 surrounded by family and friends.

We would also like to thank the Indonesian Embassy in Bangkok, Department of Marine and Coastal Resources in Thailand, and IUCN Asia Regional Office for their assistance with the repatriation of Pak Bi to Indonesia.

Selamat berlayar Pak Bi.

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