The Habitat Foundation has teamed up with the Malaysian Primatological Society to organise the second Habitat Expert Series web forum, A Future for Primates in Malaysia. This is an opportunity for concerned individuals, organizations and agencies to engage in an open discussion on how to strengthen conservation for Malaysia’s primates. We will be holding an extended Q&A session, and encourage your questions and active participation in the live chat.
The web forum will be moderated by Justine Vaz who is the General Manager at The Habitat Foundation and will be live-streamed on our YouTube channel and on Facebook Live. Hear from and interact with the following panellists to learn about ongoing primate conservation initiatives, better understand the threats and challenges faced by primates nationwide, and explore directions for action and collaboration.
To set the stage, we are excited to showcase the photography of Peter Ong of Roots & Shoots Malaysia who has, through Project Monyet, been on a journey to document all 25 species of primates found nationwide. His work was featured in an exhibition last year that was launched by Dr Jane Goodall and will ignite a newfound appreciation for Malaysia’s rich primate diversity.
Joining him is Dr Nadine Ruppert of the Malaysian Primatological Society who will provide an overview of the challenges faced by primates in Malaysia, and highlight several ongoing research and conservation initiatives.
Jo Leen Yap of Langur Project Penang will share some of the findings of her pilot project to enable Dusky Langurs to safely navigate the hazards of moving through human-altered landscapes.
Dr Sharmini Julita Paramasivam of The Animal Neighbours Project will engage us in a discussion on potential approaches to address human-wildlife interactions in urban landscapes.
Dr Felicity Oram of Pongo Alliance will showcase efforts in Sabah to assure orangutan conservation by promoting living landscapes that can support wildlife outside of protected areas.