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Science Cafes

Venue for All Science Cafes: Old Court House, Kuching (15 mins walk from Pullman Kuching)
Monday, 2 July 2018, 19:00 – 21:00
Science Café 1 - Cartoons in Conservation Communication
By Rohan Chakravarthy
Summary: Conservation and ecology are inevitably accompanied by jargon, which makes the science around conservation unpalatable to the layman. Humour and cartoons help break this jargon down and bridge the communication gap between science and the layman.

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Tuesday, 3 July 2018, 19:00 – 21:00
Science Café 2 - Governance, The National Trust and Biodiversity Conservation in Malaysia
By Gan Pek Chuan, Ivy Wong, Sivananthan Elagupillay
Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 19:00 – 21:00
Science Café 3 - New Discoveries and The Search for Lost Species in Borneo
By Chien C. Lee
Summary: From rainbow toads to spectacled flowerpeckers, recent years in Borneo have seen the discovery of many plants and animals, some of which have been "lost to science" for many decades. These findings provide a glimmer of hope amid the island's widespread forest loss and increasing number of threatened species. In this slideshow we will look at some of the most significant recent discoveries, the stories behind them, and their context in future conservation efforts in Borneo's rainforests.

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