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PETROSAINS AFTER HOURS - BIG CATS: TEH TARIK & SCREENING SESSION

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BIG CATS: TEH TARIK & SCREENING SESSION

Cats, one family, 40 different faces. Big Cats: Predators Under Threat is the theme for this year’s World Wildlife Day, which falls annually on 3 March. In conjunction with this important day, Petrosains is hosting a Teh Tarik and Documentary Session in collaboration with the Turtle Conservation Society, Malaysia (TCS) to highlight the research, conservation efforts and issues concerning these spectacular animals.

More than six decades ago, the number of Malayan Tigers, one of the six remaining tiger subspecies in the world, was estimated to be around 3,000 in Malaysia. However, according to a recent Global Tiger Status report from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), it was estimated that we are now only left with just 250 Malayan Tigers in the wild.

Join us and chat with passionate tiger researchers and conservationists that have devoted themselves to learning more about this species and to help protect them from extinction.



Agenda:


6.00pm : Registration

6.30pm : Safety briefing and welcoming remarks

6.35pm : Harimau Selamanya by Mr. Akmal Arif Mohd Razali, Rimba

7.15pm : Presentation by Mr. Gilmoore G. Bolongon, PERHILITAN

8.00pm : Break (Maghrib prayer | Refreshments | Networking)

8.15pm : Screening Session - Big Cats by BBC

9.15pm : End





Speaker

1. AKMAL ARIF MOHD RAZALI, Rimba

Akmal is the Secretary of Rimba, and Forest Patroller for Harimau Selamanya. A graduate of Universiti Sains Malaysia with a BSc in Biology (Zoology), Akmal is passionate about cats and is currently helping out with patrolling and surveillance as a full-time staff of Harimau Selamanya. He is looking forward to possibly doing his Master’s degree on big cats, especially clouded leopards (Neofelis nebulosa), in the future.

2. GILMOORE G. BOLONGON, PERHILITAN

Mr. Gilmoore G. Bolongon is the Assistant Director for the Biodiversity Conservation Division of PERHILITAN where he manages the Malaysian wildlife inventory section. A graduate from Universiti Malaysia Sabah, he has extensive experience in big cats research, having worked on placing satellite collars on several species of wild cats such as the Panthera Pardus (Harimau Kumbang) and Neofelis Nebulosa (Harimau Dahan).


About the documentary - Big Cats by BBC

Scientists are studying cats in more detail than ever before, and what they are discovering is truly groundbreaking. New approaches and new technologies are also allowing an intimate look at their previously hidden lives. Join scientists in the field, testing new theories and challenging the conventional ideas about cats.


All are welcomed to attend, however, this event is recommended for attendees age 16 years old and above.

Refreshments will be provided.

Hurry! Seats are limited!



Hosted by:

Petrosains, The Discovery Centre is a gateway to inspire the learning of STEM and ignite the passion for life long knowledge attainment in society. Established by PETRONAS, Petrosains has reached millions across the nation, giving back to the community in the informal learning of science and helping to produce scientifically literate citizens and critical thinkers in the nation.


An Initiative by:

Turtle Conservation Society (TCS) is a conservation and research organisation which aims to bring about the recovery of depleted wild populations of turtles in Malaysia through partnerships with like-minded organizations, individuals and local communities through its own program. TCS currently conducts research and conservation work on two critically endangered freshwater turtle species in Malaysia; the Southern River Terrapin and the Painted Terrapin.

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Fri Mar 23, 2018
6:30 PM - 9:15 PM MYT
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