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Dr Ee Phin Wong

Principal Investigator, Management & Ecology of Malaysian Elephants (MEME)

Member, Malaysia

Ee Phin has been working in the field of wildlife conservation since 2003, and is currently lecturing at the University of Nottingham Malaysia on wildlife behaviour and conservation. She has experience carrying out site conservation projects in Malaysia, covering a diversity of species that includes turtles, terrapins, tigers and prey, and has been focusing on Asian elephants for the past ten years. She often engages with stakeholders from the federal and state governments, private sectors, non-governmental organisations and various communities during the course of her projects. She is comfortable to work with a diversity of stakeholders and she believes that by getting stakeholders (including the private sectors) on board the cause, it can lead to increased support for conservation success. She was appointed the Principal Investigator of the Management & Ecology of Malaysian Elephants (MEME) in 2020, and the Deputy Chair of IUCN SSC Asian Elephant Specialist Group in 2021. She is currently committed to develop a human-elephant coexistence project in the southern landscape of Peninsular Malaysia together with various partners and stakeholders.