ASEAN Biodiversity Hero – Prof. Dang Huy Huynh, Viet Nam

ASEAN Biodiversity Hero – Prof. Dang Huy Huynh, Viet Nam

Viet Nam Dang Huy Huynh Nominator: Dr. Nguyen Van Tai, Chairman ASOEN-Viet Nam, Director General, Viet Nam Environment Administration, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Viet Nam   Senior scientist fosters exchange of knowledge and solutions to conserve Viet Nam’s biodiversity Prof. Dang Huy Huynh is a senior scientist and one of Viet Nam’s leading […]

ASEAN Biodiversity Hero – Dr. Nonn Panitvong, Thailand

ASEAN Biodiversity Hero – Dr. Nonn Panitvong, Thailand

Thailand Nonn Panitvong Nominator: Dr. WIjarn Simachaya, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, ASOEN Chair -Thailand     Biodiversity expert and business leader raises public awareness of biodiversity through taxonomy Firm in the belief that people should know the living things around them to understand the need to conserve them, biodiversity expert and […]

ASEAN Biodiversity Hero – Prof. Leo Tan Wee Hin, Singapore

ASEAN Biodiversity Hero – Prof. Leo Tan Wee Hin, Singapore

Singapore Leo Tan Wee Hin Nominator: Dr. Lena Chan, Group Director, National Biodiversity Centre, National Parks Board, Singapore, Governing Board Member, ACB     Outstanding science educator champions biodiversity outreach and education Known as the most visible and enduring figure in the Singapore biodiversity community, Prof. Leo Tan Wee Hin is an outstanding science educator […]

ASEAN Biodiversity Hero – Dr. Angel C. Alcala, Philippines

ASEAN Biodiversity Hero – Dr. Angel C. Alcala, Philippines

Philippines Angel C. Alcala Nominator: Atty. Ernesto D. Adobo, Jr., Undersecretary for Administration, Finance and Management, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippines     National scientist champions coastal resource management “A relentless conservationist and an untiring mentor who takes each opportunity to share his thoughts and insights to all and anyone from all walks […]

ASEAN Biodiversity Hero – Dr. Maung Maung Kyi, Myanmar

ASEAN Biodiversity Hero – Dr. Maung Maung Kyi, Myanmar

Myanmar Maung Maung Kyi Nominator: Mr. Win Naing Thaw, Director, Nature and Wildlife Conservation Division, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MoNREC), Governing Board Member, ACB     Conservationist promotes community participation to conserve various habitats As a 17-year-old medicine student in the 1970s, Dr. Maung Maung Kyi dreamt of establishing a botanical garden […]

ASEAN Biodiversity Hero – Prof. Zakri Abdul Hamid, Malaysia

ASEAN Biodiversity Hero – Prof. Zakri Abdul Hamid, Malaysia

Malaysia Zakri Abdul Hamid Nominator: Ybhg. Dato’ Sri Azizan Bin Ahmad, Secretary-General, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Malaysia, Governing Board Member of ACB, ASOEN Chair – Malaysia     Eminent scientist and diplomat makes lasting impact on analysis and assessment of global biodiversity and ecosystem services Hailed as a “giant among men” in Malaysia, […]

ASEAN Biodiversity Hero – Mr. Nitsavanh Louangkhot Pravongviengkham, Lao PDR

ASEAN Biodiversity Hero – Mr. Nitsavanh Louangkhot Pravongviengkham, Lao PDR

Lao PDR Nitsavanh Louangkhot Pravongviengkham Nominator: Mr. Lonkham Atsanavong, Acting Director General, Department of Environmental Quality Promotion, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Lao PDR, ASOEN Chair –Lao PDR     Business leader promotes environment-friendly agricultural production With 8,000 to 11,000 species of flowering plants, 150 to 200 species of reptiles and amphibians, 700 species […]

ASEAN Biodiversity Hero – Mr. Alex Waisimon, Indonesia

ASEAN Biodiversity Hero – Mr. Alex Waisimon, Indonesia

Indonesia Alex Waisimon Nominator: Dr. Henry Bastaman, Director General, Forest and Environment Research, Development and Innovation Agency, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia     Indigenous community leader protects Papua’s forests for future generations Papua, Indonesia’s easternmost province, is known for its lush rainforests and diverse wildlife including the famed birds of paradise. Like most […]

ASEAN Biodiversity Hero – Mr. Sophea Chhin, Cambodia

ASEAN Biodiversity Hero – Mr. Sophea Chhin, Cambodia

Cambodia Sophea Chhin Nominator: Mr. Meng Monyrak, Director, Department of Biodiversity, General Secretariat for Sustainable Development, Ministry of Environment, Cambodia     Young biodiversity information specialist sparks interest in wildlife research As a young boy in the 1990s, Sophea Chhin witnessed a lot of birds being slaughtered for food in his community. It was this […]

ASEAN Biodiversity Hero – Mr. Eyad Samhan, Brunei Darussalam

ASEAN Biodiversity Hero – Mr. Eyad Samhan, Brunei Darussalam

Brunei Darussalam Eyad Samhan   Nominator: Haji Shaharuddin Khairul bin Haji Anuar, Acting Director, Department of Environment, Parks and Recreation, Ministry of Development, Brunei Darussalam     Wildlife conservation officer contributes significantly to research on fauna and flora It was in the 1980s when Mr. Eyad Samhan left his job as a town planning officer […]

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