Auriga is an Indonesian non-governmental organization that engages in an effort to conserve Indonesian natural resources and the environment to improve the quality of life of humankind. To achieve our goals, we are constantly carrying out investigative research, encouraging policy changes for better natural resources and environmental governance, as well as doing advocacy through legal mechanisms. Our organization welcomes everybody from any place to work with us, particularly those who have the same ideas and visions as us.

Auriga was established on 12 November 2009 under the name of Yayasan Silvagama. The latter was approved by the Ministry of Law and Human Rights on 27 April 2010 and four years later became Auriga through the help of notary Rini M. Dahliani, SH. The name change was approved by the same ministry with the decree No. AHU-60.AH.01.05.Tahun 2014 on 23 July 2014.

The idea of establishing the organization initially came from its founder and colleagues’ interest in exploring Indonesian natural places. In the process, the reality of poverty and severe exploitation of natural resources strengthened the motivation to jump in and do something to save the environment.


Timer Manurung


Timer has a degree on forestry and also studied economy and law faculty in the university. During college, Timer actively involved in Mapala Silvagama’s nature activities as well as cave search and conservation with Acintyacunyata Speleological Club (ASC) in Yogyakarta. In 2001, Timer and fellows established Yayasan Silvagama and chaired the organization until 2004. The organization then disbanded by itself for it did not adapt the new-born 2004 Foundation Law.

Timer then worked as specialist investigator and campaign coordinator (2005-2008) at Telapak. In 2009, he joined Indonesia Working Group on Forest Finance (IWGFF) as policy analyst. The same year, Timer re-established Yayasan Silvagama and chaired the organization until present where it is now recognized as Yayasan Auriga Nusantara or AURIGA.

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Syahrul Fitra

Legal Researcher and Campaigner

Syahrul has bachelor degree of law in 2011 from West Sumatra’s University of Andalas. He then continued his law study focusing on economic law at University of Indonesia. He joined Auriga in 2013 to assist versatile issues of forest and natural resources governance. He’s a member of Public Interest Lawyer Network (PIL-Net). 

Syahrul started his professional career at Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) of Padang as public attorney assistant. For three years he helped in advocating human rights and public policy abuses. He grew his interest in forest governance when involved in Community-based Forest Management in Solok Selatan with KKI-Warsi.

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Grahat Nagara

Secretary General and Researcher

Grahat has been working at AURIGA since 2010 and works mostly on legal matters with anti-corruption approach to strengthen the integrity and accountability of natural resources governance.

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Triana Ramdani

Finance Director

Triana has been a part of AURIGA since 2011. She is interested in audit as well as financial report analysis.

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Fajar Shandika

Conservation Specialist

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Kennial Laia

Communication Staff

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Dedi P. Sukmara

Functional Database

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To create natural resources preservation as well as quality and balanced environment for human well-being.

– Auriga’s Vision


  • Promoting positive actions in supporting natural resources and environmental sustainability.
  • Eliminating destructive measures against natural resources.
  • Developing activities that encourage long-term welfare improvement as a main tool to sustain the nature and environment.
  • Creating policies that favors the account of conservation and welfare improvement.
  • Preparing cadres to conserve natural resources to both personally and collectively participate in preserving natural resources and environment.

To encourage local community participation in managing natural resources and environment through welfare and conservation-based approaches.

Auriga’s Mission –



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