Dr Claire Oelrichs

Dr Claire Oelrichs is a scientific advisor, founder of “Save Indonesian Endangered Species Fund (SIES)” and veterinary surgeon. SIES supports conservation of National Parks, protected areas and other wild places of Indonesia by working with communities and supporting local Indonesian initiatives in long term development projects. To save Indonesia’s unique wildlife including orangutans, Sumatran tigers, Sumatran elephants, Sumatran rhinoceros, birds and turtles, SIES has projects to protect and reforest the great rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra. As conservation coordinator, she travels to Indonesia several times a year to monitor these projects, working closely with national parks and guide training courses to raise awareness of protecting local wildlife and their habitat. With intimate knowledge of wildlife and conservation issues, she has a true connection with local people from all walks of life and is the driving force behind numerous grass roots projects that have delivered true change to the lives of local communities and increased the safety of wildlife. On tour Claire utilises the services of specialist local guides and National Park Rangers to enhance the touring experience.