International Palm Oil Sustainability Conference (IPOSC) 2020

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION WEBINAR 
HUMAN AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION: TURNING CONFLICT INTO
CO-EXISTENCE

Date: Wednesday, 12 AUGUST 2020
Time: 3.00 – 4.30 pm (GMT+8:00) 

Background Information

The International Palm Oil Sustainability Conference 2020 (IPOSC 2020) is MPOC’s biannual conference that highlights the sustainability challenges and opportunities in the Malaysian palm oil industry to stakeholders involved in the palm oil sustainability debate. This year, the 6th IPOSC 2020 will be hosted by MPOC on a virtual platform.

Objectives

In conjunction with the World Elephant Day on 12 August, we are organizing a webinar focusing on the conservation initiatives and efforts undertaken to address human-wildlife conflicts in Malaysia through collaboration with the palm oil industry. Four panellists have confirmed to present their unbiased views based on their areas of expertise, which will be moderated by MPOC.   The topics to be discussed are:

  • Making Biodiversity Conservation in Oil Palm Landscapes Better
  • Biodiversity Conservation: Turning Conflict into Co-existence – an Asian Experience
  • Human-Wildlife Co-existence – Can this be Made Possible?
  • Human-Wildlife Co-existence from Oil Palm Industry’s Perspective

Programme  

TIME (Malaysian Time/ GMT) WEDNESDAY, 12 AUGUST 2020 
3.00 pm /7.00 am Introduction by Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC)
Dr. Ruslan Abdullah, Director, Science and Environment Division
3.05 pm /7.05 am Paper 1: Making Biodiversity Conservation in Oil Palm Landscapes BetterProf.  Erik Meijaard, IUCN Palm Oil Taskforce 
3.20 pm /7.20 am Paper 2: Biodiversity Conservation: Turning Conflict into Coexistence- an Asian Experience
Mr. Vivek Menon, Wildlife Trust of India (IUCN-AESG) 
3.35 pm / 7.35 am Paper 3: Human-Wildlife Coexistence – Can this be made possible?
Dr. Senthilvel Nathan, Sabah Wildlife Department 
3.50 pm / 7.50 am Paper 4: Human-Wildlife Coexistence from oil palm industry’s perspective
Mr. Izham Mustaffa, FELDA
4.05 pm / 8.05 am Q & A Session
4.30 pm /8.30 am Closing Remarks
4.35 pm /8.35 am End of Webinar
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