Dylan Jefri Ong

Dylan is the co-founder of Nature Based Solutions, a start-up that focuses on the development of green financing for the biodiversity conservation in Peninsular Malaysia, and Sunda Shelves, an independent bookstore specializing in books and merchandise related to the natural history of Malaysia and the surrounding Sundaland biogeographic region. Dylan has been involved in biodiversity […]

Abidah Zaaba

Abidah, a graduate of University Malaysia Sabah with a degree in Marine Science, is deeply passionate about marine conservation. Her commitment to preserving oceans has propelled her through various projects, starting as a Research Assistant at Univesiti Malaysia Sabah on the Climate Change Adaptation Project and later working on Elasmobranch Project. Abidah’s journey into sea […]

Zalina Bashir

For over a decade, Zalina’s conservation and research career has taken her from dense jungles to stunning coral reefs. Armed with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Cardiff University, Zalina’s journey began with protected area conservation at WWF-Malaysia, where she studied the faunal diversity of the Ulu Muda forest in Kedah through camera trapping and […]

Preetha Sankar

Preetha Sankar is an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya and the sole proprietor of her legal firm Preetha Sankar & Co. She is an environmental lawyer primarily focusing on Environmental & Natural Resources based Law and Policy oriented work.  She has been involved in the environmental conservation arena both in the […]

Allen Jeyarajasingham

Allen Jeyarajasingam has been interested in natural history as a child and picked up birdwatching in 1968 at the age of 9.  He has contributed numerous articles and papers in nature magazines and journals in Malaysia and abroad. A school teacher by profession, Allen used to teach English at a government boarding school in Kuala […]

Rahayu Zulkifli

Rahayu has had a diversified career in various sectors ranging from private legal practice, TV broadcasting, oil and gas, wildlife conservation and certified sustainable palm oil. Due to her passion for conservation, she accepted the offer from the Founders to lead the organisation and agreed to return to the beach, as it were. Rahayu is […]

Kevin Hiew

Hiew graduated from Kagoshima University, Japan, in Fisheries Management. He started his career as a Fisheries Officer with the Department of Fisheries, Malaysia in 1973. Hiew¬† was the State Fisheries Director for Melaka and Negeri Sembilan from 1989 – 1992, and for Johor from 1992 – 1994. Hiew was later appointed as the Head of […]