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Dr Ravinder Kaur

Dr. Ravinder Kaur is the scientific director of Gaia, a wildlife research and conservation group committed to saving Malaysia’s endangered hornbills. Dr. Ravinder always had an affinity towards animals. She is compelled to help wildlife, to prevent extinction of some of the most enigmatic beings in Malaysia. When British Council Malaysia held the “Entrepreneurs for Good” Social Enterprise awards, Ravinder Kaur was one of the many shortlisted in this endeavour. She is currently working towards creating safe nesting opportunities for endangered hornbills in Malaysia.

Dr. Ravinder is an active member of the ‘Helmeted Hornbill Working Group’ – a collaborative effort to conserve critically endangered Helmeted Hornbill. She is also a council member for NGO MareCet (Marine Mammal Research and Conversation).
Her previous and on-going projects include: Kinabatangan Hornbill Conservation Project (2014-present), Malaysian Nature Society Hornbill Conservation Project (2008-2009), and Conservation of Rafflesia flowers and Rajah Brooke Birdwing Butterfly in Ulu Geroh through ecotourism (2006-2009).

Dr. Ravinder has a considerable amount of publications, such as, the ‘Forest Research Institute Malaysia Coffee Table Book’, Rimba Bidor, and ‘The Breeding biology of the Great Hornbill Buceros bicornis, Rhinoceros Hornbill Buceros rhinoceros and Helmeted Hornbill Rhinoplax vigil in the Temengor Forest Reserve, Perak, Malaysia, alongside Ong, Lim, and Yeap, her partner researchers in 2011. 

Collaborative efforts bring impact. By working together, we can share our resources and do bigger, bolder things. Making an impact involves NGOs, government agencies, local people, and donors all coming together to make positive changes.

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