Orang utan ‘hero’ honoured

PETALING JAYA: A conservationist known for his efforts to help save the orang utan has won the Whitley Award, the first Malaysian to do so.

Dr Melvin Gumal was honoured with the Whitley Award for Con­servation in Ape Habitats at a special ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society in Britain on Thursday night.

The awards are handed out for the world’s best conservation efforts.

“I am overwhelmed and excited,” Dr Gumal told The Star over Whats­App before the ceremony.

He also expressed his gratitude to his family, the Sarawak Forest De­­partment, Forestry Corp, Borneo Ad­­ve…
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