Elisa Panjang

Elisa Panjang

Elisa Panjang completed her master’s of science in ecological processes from Universiti Malaysia, Sabah. Her interest in biology and environmental science led her to work and study with Danau Girang Field Centre (DGFC). She chose to study with DGFC because of its interdisciplinary approach. At DGFC, Elisa gets the opportunity to work with positive and determined researchers and staff and enjoys participating in wildlife and conservation education. She believes that her country needs to better protect its environment and Elisa wants to be part of this noble job: to do great research and educate people on the importance of wildlife and forests. Elisa’s research contributes to the preservation of the Sunda pangolin (Manis javanica), as well as providing important scientific information to better plan pangolin species management and conservation, not only in Sabah but also in other countries. Looking to the future, Elisa sees herself continuing as a respected wildlife biologist and a spirited environmental educator protecting wildlife and forests. Elisa is a part-time Ph.D. student at Cardiff University.