Hey everyone! Greetings all the way from Malaysia. I am Kushaal and I am currently pursuing my Master’s degree in Wildlife Ecology focusing on animal behaviour at the Universiti Putra Malaysia. I believe in fighting for species that are often overlooked or are not the centre of attention as all species matter. Conservation and community come hand in hand and we can’t move forward without one or the other. Engaging locals and trying to spread awareness is amazing especially when you see their faces and you know they understand the message and passion you are trying to share!
I wanted to take a step forward this year by putting myself out there as a young conservationist and I believe Y4WC is the platform I am looking for. In addition to meeting conservationist alike from all over the world and from various backgrounds, it will be an eye opening opportunity to attend the CITES CoP and witness negotiations first-hand and of course appreciating the culture that Sri Lanka has to offer!