French Talks in July

Date: 22 Jul 2019, 8:00pm - 10:00pm (GMT+08:00) Kuala Lumpur

[French Talks] The Problem of Rainforest and Elephant Conservation: A comparative French-Malaysian look

Talk conducted in English 
Free entrance upon RSVP 

Monday 22 July, 8pm @ AFKL

Central Africa and South Eastern Asia have experienced considerable deforestation rates following road, plantation and infrastructure developments, often at the expense of natural ecosystems, along with rainfall deficit and temperature increase. By 2020, it will be time to re-evaluate and decide how we can find an acceptable balance between sustainable development and conservation of natural ecosystems. During the talk Professor Pierre-Michel Forget will share his thoughts as a tropical ecologist who studied a natural forest during the last 35 years; Dr. Ee Phin Wong will present the conservation challenges of Asian elephants in human-managed landscapes. They both observed the consequences of conflict between humans and wildlife, forest degradation and +1°C temperature increase across the planet. Ecologists, environmentalists and politics have no other option than to struggle, interact and find a solution to protect forest cover and save biodiversity, the most difficult equation in order to mitigate global warming below 1.5°C.



Professor of Tropical Ecology, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle (MNHN), 
Deputy Director Research Unit Mécanismes Adaptatifs et Evolution (MECADEV), CNRS-MNHN



Assistant Professor School of Environmental and Geographical Sciences
Faculty of Science & Engineering University of Nottingham Malaysia
Deputy-Principal Investigator Management & Ecology of Malaysian Elephants (MEME)
Local Organising Committee Chair, International Congress for Conservation Biology 2019
President of Society of Conservation Biology-Malaysia Chapter (SCB-Malaysia)
Advisor UNM Sustainable Education Environment Network (SEEN)


Organised by
Embassy of France in Malaysia
Alliance Française de Kuala Lumpur


What is French Talks?
Welcoming French and Malaysian experts, it aims at creating a space of dialogue, and a bridge between the two countries and their cultures. This is particularly timely in this new Malaysia where people are willing to express their views.

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