BRITISH conservationist Louise Fletcher will be visiting Brunei on February 16-21, sponsored by the British High Commission. She will be doing a number of public engagements with relevant government ministries and officials, non-governmental organisations that focus on wildlife and conservation as well as school visits.
Louise is an individual who is passionate about the conservation of our natural environment, enthusiastic about the education of young people and a strong advocate of collaboration on both national and international level. She just completed a contract working as a Field Research Advisor for the Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Programme (CPCP) based in Vietnam. Louise’s role was coordinating and conducting the post-release monitoring through radio tracking of released and rehabilitated trade confiscated Sunda pangolins.
She has worked on many projects around the globe including South Africa, Honduras and Norway, as well as in the UK. In Africa she spent months working on projects studying elephants and lions, in the Soutpansburg Mountains working on a camera trapping project studying leopard density, and learning field skills and understanding conservation issues in Kenya as part of a field trip.
Acting British High Commissioner to Brunei, Ben Boddy said, “Wildlife conservation is important to the United Kingdom and so we are delighted to be working with Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources and environmental organisations to help conserve Brunei’s unique flora and fauna.
“Louise Fletcher will be working with local experts, students and nature enthusiasts to protect pangolins and raise awareness of Brunei’s rich biodiversity which will be a valuable asset to help diversify the economy by creating green jobs and attracting tourists.”