Founder, Dr. Erik Meijaard studies forest and wildlife management on Borneo, from the basics of taxonomy, genetics, and ecology, to land use economics, conservation planning, and policy. I put science into practice by working with companies to improve their conservation planning and management, advising governments, and seeking ways to involve rural and urban communities in conservation solutions.
Areas of expertise
Biological (Physical) Anthropology
Forestry Management And Environment
Wildlife And Habitat Management
Conservation And Biodiversity
Biogeography And Phylogeography
Animal Systematics And Taxonomy
President / Co - founder, Dr. Marc Ancrenaz is also the scientific director of the French NGO Hutan and co-director of the Kinabatangan Orangutan Conservation Project, a community-based programme active in wildlife research, conservation and community development in Sabah since 1996. He is a scientific adviser for the Sabah Wildlife Department.
Before moving to Sabah in 1998, he worked for four years as the Head of the Mammal and Veterinary Departments at the "National Wildlife Research Center" for the National Commission for Wildlife Conservation and Development in Saudi Arabia. He has a M.Sc. from the Veterinary Medicine Institute of Tropical Areas in France, and a veterinary degree from the Veterinary School of Maisons-Alfort, France. He has an extensive background in wildlife research, medicine and population management as well as in wildlife management policy formulation with 20 years of working experience in wildlife range countries (Gabon, Congo, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia and Malaysia). He is a member of the Executive Committee for IUCN/SSC Sectio
Creative Consultant, Amir Yussof heads the creative side of Borneo Futures, handling website, social media, graphic design and video production as well as any other talent hired by Borneo Futures. A veteran singer - songwriter and award winning recording Artiste, Amir is also an experienced voice over talent and performer. He left Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for a more subdued existence in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo in may 2007 and currently resides there. Amir voices documentaries and presentations for NGO's, government organizations, corporations and private clients. His most recent work was a piece for Expo Milano 2015 which won first prize in Milan, Italy. He was also the voice of Tarzan (Malaysia version) for Walt Disney's animated feature film - www.amiryussof.com.
Anthony Sebastian, Coordination Consultant, is a Sarawakian who was born in Sibu in 1962, a year before the formation of Malaysia. As a child, he was exposed to the wilds of Borneo like few have been... different towns and different schools, making friends along the way.He was fortunate to have a gifted teacher and botanist for a father, who instilled very early on in Tony's life an inordinate fascination for all living things.
Tony has, and continues to feed this passion, believing that we live on earth but once, and that our only yardstick is how much we have seen of this world and how much we've experienced this brief life we've been given. A wildlife ecologist by training, Tony's dream is to one day manage - as park warden - one of the world's great wild places. His interests include astronomy, human history, and building things.