PETALING JAYA: A Malaysian conservationist has been selected as one of eight finalists in this year’s Whitley Awards, an international ceremony dedicated to honouring the world’s best conservation efforts.
A field biologist and long-term conservationist, Dr Melvin Gumal was picked from over 170 experts worldwide.
“I’m actually a little embarrassed. I didn’t think I’d be selected. There are some really big people on the list this year. I mean, wow. But people are telling me that it’s a good thing, and I should take part. So, here I am,” he said.
In the conservation world, Dr Gumal said the…
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