Pei Ya Boon

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What do you do?

I’m a conservation consultant working on various projects for international NGOs such as wildlife trade monitoring network Traffic South-east Asia and BirdLife International (Asia). I’ve also conducted marine spatial planning for the Sulu-Sulawesi Seas and Cambodia and was previously in environmental consultancy leading coastal habitat monitoring for environmental impact assessments in Singapore.

Where are you originally from?



Scientist – well, more like conservation practitioner.

What inspires you?

I’m keen to explore the nexus between conservation and other fields to understand how best to bring across important messages to the masses; it was my involvement in citizen-science organization MangroveWatch that inspired me to explore the use of art as an innovative tool for conservation outreach as I’ve seen how effectively they used art to bring the community together to learn about conservation.