Legislators, veterinarians, youth leaders, conservation geology advocates, marine conservation pioneers, protected area managers, marine biodiversity scientists and educators, environmental officers and ASEAN heritage park foresters. , won the 2022 Asean Biodiversity Heroes award. is an honor given to individuals who have dedicated their lives to preserving the web of life.
The heroes celebrated the 7th ASEAN Heritage Parks Conference hosted by the ASEAN Center for Biodiversity (ACB) and the Department of Biodiversity, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia at the awards ceremony held in Bogor, Indonesia on November 2nd. Recognized as one of the lights. Conservation of species and genetics.
ASEAN established the Asean Biodiversity Heroes program in 2017 to honor exemplary everyday heroes whose initiatives and projects have made significant contributions to biodiversity conservation and advocacy in their communities and regions.
Project partners for the regional initiative are the EU through Biodiversity Conservation and Protected Area Management in the Asean project and Metro Pacific Investments Corporation. ACB is the award secretariat.
Asean Biodiversity Heroes were selected based on the relevance of their contribution to biodiversity conservation, the impact of their contribution to biodiversity conservation in their respective countries and regions, the reproducibility of their actions, and their recognition in their communities. I was. .
ASEAN is proud to introduce our new biodiversity heroes.
Liau Lin Ji Founder of the Biodiversity and Natural History Society (BruWILD), Head of Environmental Solutions and Brunei Country Manager for DHI Water and Environment.
Liaw Lin Ji founded the non-governmental organization Biodiversity and Natural History Society (BruWILD) in 2014 to encourage people to conserve Brunei Darussalam’s flora and fauna through nature-based education.
Eight years later, BruWILD remains one of Brunei’s most prominent youth-led environmental organizations, reaching out to hundreds of schoolchildren and encouraging them to participate in biodiversity conservation and climate change-related initiatives. increase.
She is also Head of Environmental Solutions and Brunei Country Manager for DHI Water and Environment, an international environmental consultancy, ensuring that impacts of project development on biodiversity are prevented or minimized.
She was also one of the 2019 Young Biodiversity Leaders for ACB’s Asean Youth Biodiversity Programme.
Chak Sohabitchavos Deputy Director General, Department of Biodiversity, Ministry of Environment, Cambodia.
For the past 30 years, Chak Sokhavicheaboth has been at the forefront of Cambodia’s efforts to conserve its rich biological resources.
He was one of the first researchers in the country to focus on wildlife research, focusing on large mammals and prey species.
His book on mammals is an important resource used by Cambodian wildlife researchers.
As Director of Wildlife Sanctuaries from 2001 to 2010, he was able to reduce criminal activities such as wildlife hunting, illegal logging, land encroachment and wildlife trapping.
Under the Ministry of the Environment, he trained park rangers in protected area management, wildlife surveys, patrols, and field practices (an integral part of wildlife conservation).
Dr. Anhal Rubis Coordinator of Leuser Wildlife Rescue Team and veterinarian of Leuser Conservation Forum, Indonesia.
Since earning his PhD in Veterinary Medicine in 1996, Dr. Anhar Lubis has dedicated his time and skills to playing a vital role in wildlife conservation in Indonesia.
For 26 years, he has provided his veterinary expertise to various groups and contributed his knowledge to books and publications aimed at raising awareness about the mitigation and prevention of human-wildlife conflict.
As lead veterinarian and coordinator of the wildlife rescue team of the Leuser Conservation Forum (Forum Konservasi Leuser), he has been involved in the rescue and rehabilitation of animals in the Leuser Ecosystem. Indonesia, Sumatra island.
He has conducted educational and community outreach efforts to give a voice to those who are often threatened, misunderstood, but unable to speak for themselves – creatures in the wild.
Kanpai Kayarad Manager of the National Erdo Deer Sanctuary in Laos.
As caretaker of The National Eld’s Deer Sanctuary Areas, Khampay Xayyalad has played a key role in protecting the endangered Eld’s deer, or Ong-Mang.
He has spent his time researching species, mobilizing funds for conservation projects, working with ranger teams, and engaging with communities within reserves.
His leadership of the Sustainable Forest and Land Management Project in the Dry Dipterocarp Forest Ecosystem of Southern Laos (SAFE Ecosystem Project) has yielded tangible results. His 2004 project now has 175 deer.
Mr. Sayyarad’s dedication and contributions to the conservation of forests and biodiversity naturally restore ecological balance and improve the well-being of local people.
Professor Ibrahim Bin Como Professor Emeritus, Kebangsan University, Malaysia.
Dr. Ibrahim Bin Komoo is a scholar known for his holistic approach related to natural heritage conservation (including biodiversity), geohazards and sustainability science.
He introduced the concept of “integrated heritage”. It finds close links between geological, biological and cultural heritage to ensure that the earth’s heritage is translated holistically to represent the true value of human heritage. I am emphasizing that
Professor Ibrahim’s research has contributed significantly to the strengthening of national environmental and sustainability policies, as well as policy implementation activities by public authorities.
Some of his contributions, particularly those related to national and UNESCO global geopark development, are important scientific and social innovations in natural resource management.
He is a scholar whose contribution balances between generating knowledge, sharing knowledge with fellow experts, and communicating knowledge to society.
Nay Win Sue Forester in Inle Lake Wildlife Sanctuary, Myanmar.
A native Inter who literally means ‘son of the lake’, Nei Win Swe was born and raised in the village of Nyaung Shwe town straddling Inlay Lake.
For nearly 30 years, he has devoted his time, knowledge and skills to protecting and conserving the precious biodiversity of the Inlay Lake Wildlife Sanctuary.
Swe has worn several hats over the course of his career as a forester.
He raises awareness, engages with local people, leads patrol teams, conducts training of local tour guides, protects bird breeding grounds, and collects biodiversity data needed to develop management plans for protected areas. has led
Suwe’s love for the Inle Lake Wildlife Sanctuary and its fellow lake dwellers is reflected in his actions and contributions that go beyond his normal duties as a forester.
Sen.Lauren Legarda President pro tempore of the Philippines.
As an award-winning broadcast journalist, Senator Lauren Legarda used a powerful media platform to fight for the environment.
Determined that her fight would lead to tangible results, she decided in 1998 to bring her cause into the legislative field of the country.
In his fourth term as Senator, Mr. Legarda has become known as one of the most prominent environmental politicians and the most advocate for green development in the Philippines.
Over the past 30 years, she has worked, sponsored and drafted groundbreaking legislation on climate change, environmental governance, environmental protection, natural resource conservation and more.
Over the years, Legarda has emerged as a game changer in Asia.
Her inspiring advocacy for environmental protection has earned her worldwide recognition. She was recognized as a Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum and was one of her in the United Nations Environment Program’s Global 500 Roll of Honor.
Professor Chou Loke Ming Professor Emeritus, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore.
It is no exaggeration to say that Professor Chou Loke Ming is a tireless champion in marine conservation and conservation.
He is a respected pioneer in marine conservation not only in Singapore, but within the region and around the world.
Of all his valuable contributions that have had a lifelong impact on the conservation of biodiversity in the country, the most inspiring evidence of his success comes from the different generations of marine scientists, scholars and scholars he mentored. I am a researcher.
Chow’s expertise in marine biodiversity and conservation has led to policy development and design of management strategies, leading to improved institutional research capacity, stewardship and governance of the marine environment.
An important icon of marine diversity and conservation, Chow has contributed significantly to the milestones shaping the landscape of marine diversity and conservation in Singapore’s recent history.
Professor Suchana Cavanić Professor at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.
For Dr. Suchana Cavanić, scientists also need to effectively communicate their research and messages in language easily understood by the general public to ensure real-world impact.
Through her 20 years of experience as a marine biodiversity expert, researcher and teacher, she has become a role model for other scientists to reach and understand research outside the community.
As an expert in marine biodiversity, Chavanich has made valuable contributions to the scientific community, including the discovery of new species of soft corals and nudibranchs.
Her research on marine biodiversity and conservation, both tropical and polar, has greatly advanced our understanding of conservation in changing environments. People in Thailand and other countries have become more aware of biodiversity and how to conserve it.