Forest Guardians: Saving Primates & Wildlife – Borneo to Australia

Thursday 4 Jul 2024 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM AEST


Join Emeritus Professor Tim Roberts in a captivating webinar as we will listen to his experiences on drone localization methods, pivotal in the conservation of proboscis monkeys in Borneo and the preservation of orangutan habitats. This discussion extends beyond borders, drawing parallels with Australia’s unique wildlife, such as the iconic koala and the endangered swift parrot. These species serve as symbols of the delicate balance between conservation and development. As we unravel the complexities of forest ecosystems, it becomes clear that safeguarding these habitats is crucial not only for biodiversity but also for the sustainability of our planet. Join us for a profound exploration of the interconnected destinies of diverse species, from the lush jungles of Borneo to the vast forests of Australia, as we navigate the intricate challenges of conservation amidst developmental demands.

Who should attend?

The webinar is of interest to regulators, industry professionals, developers, consultants, ecologists, researchers, and academics to scale up their knowledge by exploring parallels with Australia’s unique wildlife, emblematic of the delicate balance between conservation and development.

Why attend?

In this compelling webinar, we dive deeper into the critical research surrounding drone localization methods employed in the conservation efforts for proboscis monkeys in Borneo, with a direct focus on preserving the habitat crucial for the survival of orangutans. The discussion transcends geographical boundaries, drawing parallels to the challenges faced by Australia’s unique wildlife, including the iconic koala and the imperiled swift parrot, both emblematic of the delicate balance between conservation and development. As we explore the intricate dynamics of forest ecosystems, it becomes evident that safeguarding these habitats is not merely a matter of preserving biodiversity, but also a fundamental necessity for the sustainability of our planet.


Emeritus Professor Tim Roberts

Distinguished by his appointment as a Member of the Order of Australia in January 2022, serves as the Patron of the Hunter Region Botanic Gardens since February 2022. Additionally, he is the Founding Director of InnovAAte Pty Ltd, a biotechnology company stemming from groundbreaking research at the University of Newcastle. With an illustrious career spanning decades, Tim’s pivotal breakthrough alongside colleagues Hugh Dunstan and Margaret Macdonald in 2014 quantified amino acid losses in athlete sweat, culminating in a revolutionary understanding of protein turnover and amino acid metabolism in humans and horses. This seminal research forms the cornerstone of InnovAAte’s cutting-edge Amino Acid Biotechnology products, poised to revolutionize health and well-being globally. Formerly the Director of the Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment at the University of Newcastle, Tim’s expertise in chronic pain, fatigue, and autism has led to paradigm-shifting revelations, unveiling chronic infection as a primary cause. Tim’s commitment extends beyond academia as he serves as President of the Hunter Innovation & Science Hub Inc. (HISH), spearheading initiatives that foster scientific curiosity and engagement within the Hunter community and beyond. Through HISH, Tim champions transformative educational programs such as the Fire-Ed Up initiative, empowering students to tackle real-world challenges like bushfires through innovative digital solutions and Indigenous ecological wisdom.


$50 AUD (Ex GST)

10% discount for employees of crcCARE Participant organisations

To obtain a discount code for this workshop please contact Ramkrishna Nirola

(ramkrishna.nirola@crccare.com or on 0499 995 772)

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Refund Policy

Attendees can request a refund up to 7 days before the event start date.