Dr. Henry Chan

Conservation Director, WWF Malaysia

Henry Chan holds the degrees Doctor of Social Sciences from the University of Helsinki, Finland and Master of Philosophy from the Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Malaya.

He is Conservation Director for WWF-Malaysia. Leading the mission “to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature,” his responsibilities cover Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak. The conversation programmes span Wildlife, Forests and Protected Areas, Freshwater and Marine, as well as Policy and Climate Change, Education for Sustainable Development, Community Engagement and Education, Sustainable Production and Consumption, and Sustainable Financing. He joined WWF-Malaysia in May 2012 as Head of Conservation Sarawak. Over April 2015 to July 2017, Henry was seconded to be the Heart of Borneo Leader for WWF-Malaysia and WWF-Indonesia.

His published works include The Environmental Status of Borneo 2016 (2017); Living Landscapes, Connected Communities: Culture, Environment, and Change Across Asia as co-author (2013); Punan Vuhang Belief System in the Borneo Research Bulletin Vol. 39 (2008); Survival in the Rainforest: Change and Resilience among the Punan Vuhang of Eastern Sarawak, Malaysia, Research Series in Anthropology No. 12 (2007).