Indonesian singer Tulus has urged the public to pay attention to elephant conservation through his campaign #JanganBunuhGajah (Don’t Kill Elephants). In the campaign, Tulus has given some funds to the WWF for the procurement of surveillance equipment to detect elephant.
The funds were handed over on the sidelines of a seminar on elephants to celebrate World Elephant Day at the Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology, Salemba, Central Jakarta. “There will be more; the fundraising will continue because the target is yet to be met,” Tulus said when he handed over the donation to WWF Indonesia representative, Thursday, August 11, 2016.
The fundraising campaign carried out by Tulus is sparked by the singer’s concern over endangered elephants who face extinction due to hunting and environmental degradation. Tulus launched the campaign following the death of an elephant called Yongki—who featured in his music video—in Bukit Barisan Selatan.
WWF forest and terrestrial species campaign coordinator Diah R Sulistiowati said the donation Tulus has given at the event was Rp60 million. According to Diah, Tulus has played a part in raising the funds. “We are pleased that a public figure like Tulus has shown his concern over elephants and the environment,” Diah said.
*Source : http://en.tempo.co/read/news/2016/08/12/206795435/Tulus-Donates-Money-to-WWF-in-Elephant-Conservation-Effort?utm