17th September, 2012- Prince William and his wife Catherine Middleton visited Danum Valley Conservation Area in Sabah, Malaysia as part of the Queen’s diamond jubilee celebrations. In so doing, the royal couple saw one of the last surviving tracts of relatively pristine lowland rainforest in Borneo.
Danum Valley is located in northeastern Borneo, a region recognized for its high levels of biodiversity, including well-known wildlife species like elephants, orangutans, and rhinos. Much of Danum was once once zoned for logging, but unlike most of Sabah, today the forest is in good shape, including tracts of ancient trees. I had the privilege to meet them and gave a short 10 minute presentation about my research and focuses.
A small story of fame: william-and-kate-visit-danum-valley
Brief Intro on my passion: earthwatch-fieldreport-climate-and-landscape-change-in-borneo
The organisation that kick started my carrier: earthwatch_europe_annual_report_web_2015