Grant Recipients Conference, Malaysia 2020

10-13 January 2020

The RSG Malaysia Conference 2020 with the theme Synergizing Regional Conservation Efforts for Global Impact was carried out over four days in Penang, Malaysia. Participants arrived on the 10th of January 2020 and the conference commenced on the 11th. On this day, all participants presented findings of their research funded by the Rufford Foundation at School of Biological Sciences USM and spent the day networking with each other. On the third day, participants visited the Penang National Park and the Tropical Spice Garden during the conference field trip where they learned about Penang’s natural heritage and local biodiversity. The conference closed with a farewell dinner on the 12th after the field trip and the participants returned to their countries on the next day. Throughout the conference, the organizers enforced environmentally-friendly, zero-plastic and, to a certain extent, zero-waste practices by requesting that participants to bring their own lanyards and refillable water bottles, printing name cards on paper, serving mostly vegetarian food, and providing door gifts by a local supplier who made environmentally-friendly home-made products.

Organised by: 
School of Biological Sciences - Universiti Sains Malaysia & Malaysian Primatological Society


School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang Island
5° 21' 22.5216" N, 100° 18' 8.7444" E
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