Belum Rainforest Summit (BRainS) is back for its second edition from 18 – 21 September 2018 and will be hosted at the same venue in the Belum Rainforest Resort, Pulau Banding, Gerik, Perak, Malaysia.
This year’s Belum Rainforest Summit will continue the discussion on how best to conserve our tropical rainforest biodiversity. The following themes will be discussed at the conference.
Warm greetings from Pulau Banding Foundation (PBF), Damansara Perdana, Malaysia!
Belum Rainforest Summit (BRainS) is back for its second edition from 18-21 September 2018 and will be hosted at the same venue in the Belum Rainforest Resort, Pulau Banding, Gerik, Perak, Malaysia.
Building on the success of the 2016 edition, the Summit is expected to welcome over 100 attendees representing government officials, research scientists, conservationists, NGOs, community leaders and policy makers. A dynamic mix of discussion panels, insight presentations and enhanced networking opportunities will build knowledge and foster collaboration on how best to conserve our tropical rainforest biodiversity with special reference to the Belum-Temengor Rainforest Complex (BTRC) in Perak, Malaysia.
BRainS 2018 is also organized in conjunction with 10th year anniversary of PBF. The Summit in collaboration with the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) and World Wide Fund for Nature – Malaysia (WWF – Malaysia) is a platform for another important event related to the core activity of PBF which is on conservation and sustainable use of the tropical rainforest. This is in part a follow-up of the attractive and successful event held in October 2016 called BRainS 2016 at the Belum Rainforest Resort.
Prof. Emeritus Dato’ Dr. Abdul Latiff Mohamad, Chairman
Pulau Banding Foundation
The venue for BRainS 2018 is the Belum Rainforest Resort, located about 45 minutes by road from the town of Gerik.
The Belum Rainforest Resort is one of Malaysia’s premier ecotourism holiday destinations. Set in the midst of a tropical paradise, Pulau Banding, the Belum Rainforest Resort, is everything nature-lovers and holiday-goers expect in a getaway destination: complete relaxation and serenity, stunning views and surroundings, adventure, and the chance to get close to nature.
With the Belum-Temengor Rainforest literally at our doorstep, guests at the resort will have a rare opportunity to experience the soothing beauty and mystery of the vast jungle, which has remained untouched for centuries. Nature lovers will revel at the chance to observe the beauty of plants and scenery that can be found only rarely elsewhere. Meanwhile, thrilling outdoor activities await adventure seekers who crave for adrenaline-pumping experiences.
Organising Chairman, BRainS 2018
Malaysian Rainforest Genome Ontology (MARGO) Project to be witnessed by DYAM Raja DiHilir Perak Darul Ridzuan
Chairman: Tan Sri Dr. Salleh Mohd Nor, Academy Science Malaysia
Dato’ Dr. Denison Jayasooria, Institute of Ethnic Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
Prof. Dr. Zalina Ismail, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
Mr. Collin Nicholas, Centre for Orang Asli Concerns, Malaysia
Ms. Leela Panikkar, Director, TrEES Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia
Mr. Balu Perumal, Malaysian Nature Society (MNS)
Chairman: Prof. Emeritus Dato’ Dr. Abdul Latiff Mohammed, Chairman Pulau Banding Foundation (PBF)
Mr. Henry Goh, President, Malaysian Nature Society (MNS)
Prof. Dr. Ahmad Ismail, Universiti Pertanian Malaysia (UPM)
Mr. Anthony Wong, MD Asian Overland Tours & Travel, Malaysia
Mr. Muhamad Zaki Mohd Saman, Northern Corridor Implementation Agency (NCIA), Malaysia
Dato’ Dr. Mohd Puat Dahalan, Forestry Department, Selangor, Malaysia
Chairman: Datuk Dr. Ab. Rahim Nik
Dr. Elizabeth Philip, Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
Dr. Muhammad Izzuddin Syakir bin Ishak, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
Ms. Zulnaidah Abd. Manan, Forestry Department Peninsula Malaysia (JPSM), Malaysia
Prof. Thomas Sicheritz-Ponten, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Dato’ Hj. Ahmad Faris Abdul Halim, Al-Hilmi Holdings, Malaysia
Dr. Sofie Mursidawati, Bogor Botanical Gardens, Jakarta, Indonesia
Prof. Dr. Mohd Ilham Adenan, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia
Chairman: Dr. Daniel Baskaran, Technical Advisor, Pulau Banding Foundation (PBF)
Dato’ Fakharul Hatta bin Musa, Deputy Director General, Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) Peninsular Malaysia
Dr. Mark Ryan, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Malaysia
Mr. Andrew Sebastian, Naturalist, Malaysia
Mr. Wan Shaharuddin Wan Nordin, Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP), Perak, Malaysia
Dr. Ahimsa Campos-Arcaes, MEME University of Nottingham, Malaysia
Chairman: Dato’ Dr. Abdul Rashid Ab. Malik
Ms. Gan Pek Chuan, UNDP Malaysia
Mr. Muthusamy Suppiah, UNDP PA Financing Project, Malaysia
Prof. Dr. Mohd Shahwahid Hj. Othman Universiti Pertanian Malaysia (UPM)
Prof. Dr. Rusea Go, Universiti Pertanian Malaysia (UPM)
Prof. Dr. S. Vikineswari Sabaratnam ,University Malaya (UM)
Dr. Samsul Khamis, Universiti Kebangsan Malaysia (UKM)
“Forest, Biodiversity and Community: A Balanced Approach for Sustainable Development”
by YB Dr. Abdul Aziz Bin Bari, Committee Chairman for Education, Technology, Science and Environment
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