Mindset’s May Public Talk: “Environmental Responsibility in Conservation: The Orang Asal’s Perspective”

The concept of environmental responsibility – caring for the environment, and being accountable for its harm ­– should be at the core of devising new solutions to the conservation and environmental problems we face today. The national (and the global) space is to be seen as comprising a multitude of individual commons, each with a distinct community exercising control or autonomy over it. Requiring each environment-community to be responsible for maintaining the balance in its own ecological niche will go a long way in ensuring macro environmental and conservation objectives are met. This talk will touch on these issues from various local perspectives.

This event is one of Mindset’s Public Talks – monthly events that are generally held on the evening of the third Wednesday of each month. These talks are aimed to a general audience including academics, government officers, NGOs, people from the relevant industries, and any person with an interest for environmental issues. We are looking forward to see you in this and future Mindset events.

Mindset Public Talk, May 2016

Title: Environmental Responsibility in Conservation: The Orang Asal’s Perspective.
Guest Speakers: Dr Colin Nicholas (COAC), Dr. Sivananthan Elgupillay (Consultant) & Machang bin Limon (Orang Asli activist)
Date & time: Wed 25 May 2016, 6-7:30 pm
Venue: University of Nottingham Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre (KLTC), Level 2, Chulan Tower, No 3 Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur (GPS: 3.149604, 101.716449)
Organizer: Mindset, UNMC Interdisciplinary Centre for Environmental Studies
RSVP: Wed 18 May, Praveena.Chackrapani@nottingham.edu.my
Refreshments will be served after the talk
Transport from and back to UNMC will be provided for students who register by 18 May
[To avoid traffic hassle we encourage using public transport. The nearest stations to KLTC are Monorail’s Raja Chulan (11 min walking) and Bukit Bintang (13 min)]

About the Speakers

Dr. Colin Nicholas is the Founder and Coordinator of the Center for Orang Asli Concerns (COAC), a non-governmental organization that facilitates Orang Asli initiatives at self-development and in the defence of their rights. Dr. Sivananthan Elgupillay served with the Department of Wildlife and National Parks Malaysia (PERHILITAN) for 33 years and is now a consultant. He has expertise on protected areas conservation, tigers and research. Machang bin Limon is a local orang asli activist from the Jakun tribe who used to work with MNS to set up the Nature Education Center in the Endau-Rompin National Park.

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