WHERE WE REPORT


Marisan AK Pandak

SOUTHEAST ASIA RJF GRANTEE

Rainforest
Journalism Fund
Southeast Asia

Marisan AK Pandak is one of the few Indigenous people (or Orang Asli) of the Temiar tribe in Peninsular Malaysia who is involved full time in hornbill/forest conservation.

Pandak lives in the Belum-Temengor Forest Complex of the Central Forest Spine. He has participated in international science/conservation conferences, Indigenous peoples' celebratory events, and he has co-authored journal papers.

He has also been trained by the Thailand Hornbill Project team in hornbill conservation skills. He is a former participant in a photography workshop supported by the European Union through the BirdLife International-led “Strengthening Non-State Actor Involvement in Forest Governance” project.

Image of a person wearing a green shirt. A house and tropical forest is in the background.