Dr Felicity Oram

Project Director

Pongo Alliance - Kinabatangan

Dr Felicity Oram is a behavioural ecologist and conservation practitioner specialising in primates living in human transformed environments. As Project Director of PONGO Alliance - Kinabatangan, she works collaboratively with oil palm growers to facilitate wild orangutan conservation in Eastern Sabah. She has a PhD in Ecological Processes from Universiti Malaysia Sabah. Her PhD work in collaboration with the HUTAN – Kinabatangan Orangutan Conservation Programme (KOCP) produced the first comprehensive assessment of wild orangutan survivorship in the degraded forests of the Kinabatangan River floodplain. She is also a founding member of the IUCN Primate Specialist Group, Section on Human-Primate Interactions. Felicity is committed to developing local researcher capacity and outreach that reaches across sectors to improve conservation outcomes.

Contact Dr Felicity to learn more about:

  • Orangutans and oil palm – Is Co-existence possible?

  • What does Co-existence with wildlife actually mean and What does it take?

  • Why wild wildlife Is necessary.

  • Growing up orangutan – the world’s super Mum’s.

  • What’s the difference between a wild orangutan and a rehabilitant?

  • Differences in the rural vs. urban point of view about wildlife.