London (ANTARA News) – Royal Princess Anne of the British Empire has handed the Whitley Award 2011 to Dr Hotlin Ompusunggu of Indonesia for her dedication to natural conservation and health in Indonesia.
Dr Hotlin, a dentist from Alam Sehat Lestari received the appreciation from Princess Anne at a ceremony at the the Royal Geographical Society in London, spokesman for Whitley Awards 2011 Pam Beddard told ANTARA News’ London correspondent on Friday.
Minister Counselor and Head of Chancery at the Indonesian embassy in London Tumpal Hutagalung who also attended the occasion said he also felt proud that an Indonesian woman has received the appreciation.
The other Whitley awardees who have received 30,000 poundsterling included chief conservationists from Argentina, Kroatia, India, Russia and Uzbekistan.(*)