2017 Fellows on a field trip during the month-long training program.—Kevin McCann, 2017 Fellow


282 Fellows

58 Countries

All 7 Continents

Conservation Finance Officer at Rimba

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 51000

Conservation is a lifelong passion for Sri Rao. After three years of professional experience in other fields and witnessing habitat destruction, greenwashing and unsustainable living, Sri switched careers and dedicated himself to conservation. He completed a Master of Science in Endangered Species Recovery & Conservation from Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom, and returned to Malaysia, joined Rimba, a Malaysian not-for-profit, and never looked back. Sri went on to conduct biological monitoring for large felids and prey population, enforcement operations to eradicate poaching, develop conservation projects, and engage political and government leaders. After assisting Terengganu state in Peninsular Malaysia to set up its first state park, he is now focusing on developing green financing mechanisms to compensate opportunity costs of logging in order to incentivize the state to expand forest protection in the Kenyir Watershed. 

Collaboration Interests

Carbon financing, payment for ecosystem services, biodiversity offsets

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