In July, more than 1,300 conservationists met in Kuala Lumpur for the first time. This was one of the most important conservation gatherings in the world: the International Congress for Conservation Biology. What did it do for conservation in Malaysia?
WAS extraordinary to see them on the stage. Roslan Carang, Param bin Pura and
Hadi bin Mes were addressing international conservationists in a huge plenary
hall. The three Orang Asli men hail from Malaysia’s largest forest complex, the
was extraordinary because this was the International Congress for Conservation Biology
one of the largest meetings of conservation practitioners and students in the
(Photo: Roslan Carang, Param bin Pura and Hadi bin Mes presenting at the panel on ‘Indigenous Perspectives on Conservation Biology and Community Development’. Credit: SL Wong)
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