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TEDxUbud - Bayu Wirayudha - How do you protect a bird from extinction?

Drh. I Gede Nyoman Bayu Wirayudha is the founder and CEO of Friends of the National Parks Foundation (FNPF) in Indonesia since its inception in 1997. Born in Denpasar, Bali, he is a veterinary surgeon by education, but has worked in various fields such as eco-tourism, traditional textile conservation, Bali starling breeding, and livestock farming.He has designed and led the conservation methodology of the FNPF to include a holistic and sustainable way of protecting animals, habitat, and people. Under his direction, the FNPF has been instrumental in saving one of the world's rarest birds, the Bali Starling. Nominated twice for the Indonesia Kalpatur (Hero of the Earth) award, he was honored as the Environment Pioneer in 2007 by the Bali governor. Dr. Bayu resides in Ubud, where he also pursues his interests in music, painting, and dancing.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.
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