Tuesday, 4 November 2008
Talk: "Biological Conservation and Sustainable Management of Swiftlets" by Lord Cranbrook
· 4 November (Tuesday)
· Schmidt Marketing, 5th Floor, Wisma Domain, Petaling Jaya
Lord Cranbrook's first appointment was with the Sarawak Museum in 1956. After a post-doctoral fellowship in Indonesia, he was appointed to the Zoology Department of the University of Malaya (1961–1970).
Through a subsequent career as biologist and parliamentarian (in the UK House of Lords, 1978–1999) he has maintained close links with Malaysia and pursued research in zooarchaeology, wildlife conservation and the ecology of living vertebrates.
With over 50 years of research on the cave swiftlets of the Indo-Pacific region, he is also the author of many scientific papers concerning the field identification of these birds, their breeding biology and echolocation. He remains Honorary Curator of Mammals at the Sarawak Museum, and was awarded the honour PNBS (Honorary).
It is a privilege to have Lord Cranbrook (Lord Medway) give us a talk. For directions to the venue, call or email Swee Seng (013-386 3663) before 10pm.