Engaging with Indigenous people (aka Orang Asli) from Belum-Temenggor Forest Complex about importance of tiger conservation.

Engaging with Indigenous people (aka Orang Asli) from Belum-Temenggor Forest Complex about importance of tiger conservation.

Cze Jhin Kok

Hello. My name is Kok Cze Jhin but I am also known as CJ. I am from Malaysia and hold a bachelor’s degree in Zoology. Previously, I have worked with WWF-Malaysia as a community engagement and education assistant, mainly focusing on engaging and educating Orang Asli from Belum-Temenggor Forest Complex about tiger conservation. I was also involved in Orang Utan Nest surveys in Sarawak, Borneo during my internship. Currently, I work for TRAFFIC Southeast Asia as a Program Assistant to monitor wildlife trade in Southeast Asia.

I am passionate about protecting or conserving the vulnerable wildlife that does not have a voice to defend themselves. Whenever there is a report about hunting or trading of wildlife, I feel the urge to act. I feel the responsibility as a conservationist to educate the public. Hence, I am excited to meet other conservationist in Y4WC forum to discuss about methods or ways to improve the current situation. I am also very excited to join the CITES CoP to understand the procedure and listing of international trade of wild animals and plants.