KUCHING, June 18: Sarawak Biodiversity Centre (SBC) will be hosting an online webinar entitled ‘Biodiversity Conservation and its Management’ on June 24, 2021.
SBC in a press statement today said the webinar, which will be held via the Zoom application starting at 3 pm, will be delivered by Emeritus Professor Dato’ Dr Abdul Latiff Mohamad, a pioneer in the research of plant taxonomy and conservation biology in Malaysia.
“The webinar aims to share insight on biodiversity conservation and its management in Malaysia and the implementation of strategies for effective management of biodiversity,” it said.
SBC noted, Professor Latiff will address the sustainable development and management of biodiversity in line with Malaysia’s strategies to create a high impact on socio-economic growth.
“The webinar will also highlight future challenges in Biodiversity Conservation and Management,” the statement added.
The webinar will be streamed live on SBC’s official Facebook page and social media users are encouraged to “like or follow” SBC’s official Facebook page for the latest updates and information.
On the same note, SBC said the speaker, Professor Latiff, has received many awards in recognition of his contribution to plant taxonomy and biodiversity research and among the prestigious recognition he received was the Merdeka Awards (Environment) in 2014.
According to SBC, over the years, he has published more than 600 scientific articles and proceedings about biodiversity, plant taxonomy and ecology.
“He has been appointed as a Member, Chairman and President, Board of Trustees of World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) Malaysia from the year 2002 until 2018.
“Professor Latiff is also a Member of Malaysian Forestry Research and Development Board, Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) and currently serves as Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and Fellow, Academy Science Malaysia,” it said. — DayakDaily