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Dr. Mark Rayan Darmaraj

Country Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society Malaysia Program

Dr. Mark Rayan Darmaraj is currently the Country Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society Malaysia Program and has about 20 years of experience in wildlife conservation in Malaysia. His prior conservation experience involved implementing conservation strategies that has contributed to the protection of habitats and species. He completed his PhD in Biodiversity Management in 2012 at the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE), University of Kent, UK and received the Thomas Huxley Prize award from the Zoological Society of London for the best PhD thesis in the UK for the year 2013 and the Fiona Alexander Prize award in 2014 for being an outstanding PhD student from DICE. He also happens to be, the only Malaysian with a PhD on tiger ecology and has published articles and journals on an array of different species from large mammals to small carnivores as part of advocacy efforts to prioritize Malaysian wildlife conservation. He is a member of the Malaysian Conservation Alliance for Tigers (MYCAT) working group and  IUCN’s Species Survival Commission – Cat Specialist Group for Malaysia.

Contact Dr. Mark Rayan Darmaraj to learn more about:

  • Tiger conservation

  • Applied science for large mammal conservation in Malaysia

  • Protected area management

  • Antipoaching strategies

  • Human wildlife conflict

  • Corridors, linkages and wildlife crossings

Click here to access:

1. A list of publications by Dr. Mark Rayan Darmaraj

2. To know more about WCS Malaysia

3. To connect

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