Who we are

Ngumbang Juat

Ngumbang is BCSS staff and is involved with all our workshops. In between workshops, he looks at ways to monitor gibbons from their calls. Previously he worked for WCS Malaysia Program for 8 years, monitoring wildlife in logging areas. He has an MSc in entomology from Universiti Sains Malaysia and an MRes from St Andrews University, Scotland.

Voon Mu Feng ("Fen")

Fen is currently working with Sarawak Forestry Corporation as an Executive. Previously she worked with WCS Malaysia for several years on tiger conservation before joining IC-CFS project as Johor State Liaison Officer for a year. She has helped with several boot camps and enjoys the process of teaching and sharing knowledge.

Joshua Pandong

Josh headed the WCS Malaysia team doing research and education on orangutan in Sarawak for several years. He has helped with many Boot Camps. He will shortly complete a  masters degree at the University of Adelaide and plans to return to work with WCS in Sarawak.

Low Chee Pheng

Chee Pheng worked with WCS Malaysia on tiger surveys in Johor for several years and she was a regular instructor on Boot Camps. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and is working on a masters program at State University of New York (SUNY) in Syracuse.

Lukmann Haqeem bin Alen ("Bob")

Bob worked for WCS-Malaysia Program where he led the field surveys of orangutan in Sarawak. He has now moved to do field research with the WWF programme in Sarawak. He has helped in many Boot Camps since 2012.

Sylvia Ng

Sylvia works for WCS-Malaysia Program. She is part of the orangutan conservation unit and also does urban conservation education. She has experienced a few Boot Camps and loves the idea that wildlife statistics should be fun. She's off to Edinburgh to do an MSc in Social Research.

Elangkumaran Sagtia Siwan ("Elan")

Elan is a member of WWF Malaysia's tiger team, monitoring tigers in the centre and north of Peninsula Malaysia. He is also working on a masters project on elephants in the same area.

Christopher Wong

Chis is also a member of WWF Malaysia's tiger monitoring team. And he is working on a masters project too, in this case on tapirs.

Akchousanh Rasphone

Akchou is part of the WCS Lao Program team working on carnivores in Lao, but she is currently pursuing a DPhil degree with the WildCRU group at the University of Oxford, UK.

Lam Wai Yee

Wai Yee manages the tiger work carried out by Rimba in the Kenyir area of Terengganu, Peninsula Malaysia.

Dusit Ngoprasert ("Soy")

Soy has worked for both WCS and WWF in Thailand. He is now a lecturer and researcher in the Conservation Ecology Programme at King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Thailand. His doctoral thesis was on the ecology of bears in Thailand.

Song Horng Neo Liang

Horng has just completed a masters degree at the National University of Singapore (NUS), looking at camera trap study design, especially the details of camera placement. He previously worked for WCS Malaysia in Johor. He is now Director of Pelindung.

Tan Win Sim

After chasing after owls, sea ducks and LBJs in North America for two years, Win Sim is currently one of the WCS Malaysia Program wildlife researchers working on Malayan Tigers in Malaysia. He has a honors degree in Wildlife Ecology from University of Wisconsin - Madison.

Wong Boon Hui

Boon formerly worked for WCS Malaysia with the tiger team in Johor. He is now doing a PhD on jumping spiders at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

Sri Rao

Sri works for the Tropical Rainforest Conservation & Research Centre, TRCRC, under a 1-year grant focusing on CFS work in Perak, Kelantan and Terengganu. He was formerly Operations Manager for Rimba's Harimau Selamanya work. He has a masters degree in Endangered Species Recovery & Conservation.

Ange Tan Seok Ling

Ange is currently at University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, pursuing an MRes degree on the distribution of elephants in Malaysia.

Naruemon Tantipisanuh ("June")

June is a researcher in the Conservation Ecology Programme at King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Thailand, working on small carnivores in the southern part of Thailand.

John Matai

John worked for WCS Malaysia for several years, monitoring wildlife in a logging concession. This was a stronghold of the poorly-known Hose's civet, and John ran a project to study it. He has a masters degree from James Cook University in Australia, and is currently at IZW in Berlin writing up his doctoral thesis.

Ian Signer

Ian is an expert on informal education methods, especially in environmental education and interpretation. He has been involved with the Boot Camps since 2009 and has shaped the teaching methods we use.

Michael Meredith ("Mike")

Mike has been in SE Asia for 30 years, mostly concerned with park management, management planning and training of park staff. He is Science Advisor to WCS Malaysia Program and Vice-Chair of BCSS.


Page updated 9 November 2017 by Mike Meredith