BRainS 2018

Belum Rainforest Summit (BRainS) is back for its second edition from 18 – 20 September 2018 and will be hosted at the same venue in the Belum Rainforest Resort, Pulau Banding, Gerik, Perak, Malaysia.

BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES

SOCIAL FORESTRY AND COMMUNITY

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION

STAKEHOLDER PARTICIPATION AND GOVERNANCE

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF PULAU BANDING FOUNDATION

Warm greetings from Pulau Banding Foundation (PBF), Damansara Perdana, Malaysia!

Belum Rainforest Summit (BRainS) is back for its second edition from 18-20 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

ORGANISERS

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BELUM RAINFOREST RESORT

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.

REGISTRATION

Early Bird Price Ends On 1 July 2018

GENERAL

Foreign (USD)

$320

 

Conference Kit

Coffee Break

Lunch

Welcome Dinner

GENERAL

LOCAL

RM400

 

Conference Kit

Coffee Break

Lunch

Welcome Dinner

STUDENT

Foreign (USD)

$100

 

Conference Kit

Coffee Break

Lunch

Welcome Dinner

STUDENT

Local

RM100

 

Conference Kit

Coffee Break

Lunch

Welcome Dinner

All prices are inclusive of GST. Tickets are not refundable, but re-assignable. Accommodation is not included. Participants are encouraged to make reservations at the Belum Rainforest Resort or at the nearby town of Gerik.

PROGRAMME

Hornbill Restaurant
14:00

Registration

Pavilion
08:00

Registration

10:05

MoU signing ceremony

Malaysian Rainforest Genome Ontology (MARGO) Project to be witnessed by DYAM Raja DiHilir Perak Darul Ridzuan

10:20

Tree planting ceremony, Coffee break and Press Conference, Departure of DYAM Raja DiHilir Perak Darul Ridzuan

10:45

SESSION 1: SOCIAL FORESTRY AND COMMUNITYV

Chairman: Tan Sri Dr. Salleh Mohd Nor, Academy Science Malaysia

10:45

Keynote 1:

Dato’ Dr. Denison Jayasooria, Institute of Ethnic Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

11:15

Paper 1:

Prof. Dr. Zalina Ismail, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

11:35

Paper 2:

Mr. Collin Nicholas, Centre for Orang Asli Concerns, Malaysia

11:55

Paper 3:

Ms. Leela Panikkar, Director, TrEES Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia

12:00

Q & A

12:15

Paper 4:

Mr. Balu Perumal, Malaysian Nature Society (MNS)

13:15

Lunch Break

14:30

SESSION1: STAKEHOLDER PARTICIPATION AND GOVERNANCE

Chairman: Prof. Emeritus Dato’ Dr. Abdul Latiff Mohammed, Chairman Pulau Banding Foundation (PBF)

14:30

Keynote 2:

Mr. Henry Goh, President, Malaysian Nature Society (MNS)

15:00

Paper 5:

Prof. Dr. Ahmad Ismail, Universiti Pertanian Malaysia (UPM)

15:20

Paper 6:

Mr. Anthony Wong, MD Asian Overland Tours & Travel, Malaysia

15:40

Paper 7:

Mr. Muhamad Zaki Mohd Saman, Northern Corridor Implementation Agency (NCIA), Malaysia

16:00

Paper 8:

Dato’ Dr. Mohd Puat Dahalan, Forestry Department, Selangor, Malaysia

17:00

Tea Break

17:00

Q & A

20:00

Welcome Dinner

09:00

SESSION 3: FOREST, REDD+ AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Chairman: Datuk Dr. Ab. Rahim Nik

09:00

Keynote 3:

Dr. Elizabeth Philip, Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)

09:30

Paper 9:

Dr. Muhammad Izzuddin Syakir bin Ishak, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

10:10

Paper 11:

Prof. Thomas Sicheritz-Ponten, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

10:10

Paper 10:

Ms. Zulnaidah Abd. Manan, Forestry Department Peninsula Malaysia (JPSM), Malaysia

10:30

Coffee Break

10:45

Paper 14:

Dr. Sofie Mursidawati, Bogor Botanical Gardens, Jakarta, Indonesia

10:45

Paper 12:

Dato’ Hj. Ahmad Faris Abdul Halim, Al-Hilmi Holdings, Malaysia

11:05

Paper 13:

Prof. Dr. Mohd Ilham Adenan, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia

11:45

Q & A

12:30

Lunch Break

14:30

SESSION 4: WILD LIFE CONSERVATION

Chairman: Dr. Daniel Baskaran, Technical Advisor, Pulau Banding Foundation (PBF)

14:30

Keynote 4:

Dato’ Fakharul Hatta bin Musa, Deputy Director General, Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) Peninsular Malaysia

15:00

Paper 15:

Dr. Mark Ryan, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Malaysia

15:20

Paper 16:

Mr. Andrew Sebastian, Naturalist, Malaysia

15:40

Paper 17:

Mr. Wan Shaharuddin Wan Nordin, Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP), Perak, Malaysia

16:00

Paper 18:

Dr. Ahimsa Campos-Arcaes, MEME University of Nottingham, Malaysia

16:20

Q & A

17:00

Tea Break

09:00

SESSION 5: BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES

Chairman: Dato’ Dr. Abdul Rashid Ab. Malik

09:00

Keynote 5:

Ms. Gan Pek Chuan, UNDP Malaysia

09:30

Paper 19:

Mr. Muthusamy Suppiah, UNDP PA Financing Project, Malaysia

09:50

Paper 20:

Prof. Dr. Mohd Shahwahid Hj. Othman Universiti Pertanian Malaysia (UPM)

10:10

Paper 21:

Prof. Dr. Rusea Go, Universiti Pertanian Malaysia (UPM)

10:30

Coffee Break

10:45

Paper 22:

Prof. Dr. S. Vikineswari Sabaratnam ,University Malaya (UM)

11:05

Paper 23:

Dr. Samsul Khamis, Universiti Kebangsan Malaysia (UKM)

11:25

Q&A

12:20

Panel discussion: Chairman: Prof Emeritus Dato’ Dr. Abdul Latiff Mohamed

“Forest, Biodiversity and Community: A Balanced Approach for Sustainable Development”

12:50

Closing Ceremony

by YB Dr. Abdul Aziz Bin Bari, Committee Chairman for Education, Technology, Science and Environment

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