Marisan A/K Pandak


Journalism Fund
Southeast Asia

Marisan A/K Pandak is one of the few Indigenous people (or Orang Asli) of the Temiar tribe in Peninsular Malaysia who is involved full time in hornbill/forest conservation.

Marisan lives in the Belum-Temengor Forest Complex of the Central Forest Spine. He has participated in international science/conservation conferences, Indigenous peoples' celebratory events, and he has co-authored journal papers.

He has also been trained by the Thailand Hornbill Project team in hornbill conservation skills. He is a former participant in a photography workshop supported by the European Union through the BirdLife International-led “Strengthening Non-State Actor Involvement in Forest Governance” project.

Image of a person wearing a green shirt. A house and tropical forest is in the background.