Director of Science Translation, EAT Forum
For the past 20 years, Dr. Loken has been a leader at all levels and has been involved in creating schools, saving rainforests, researching orangutans and clouded leopards, working with indigenous peoples, collaborating with governments, leading international commissions, and liaising with business. Loken made headlines a few years ago for rediscovering an extinct monkey species in Borneo and writing the first scientific paper on orangutan terrestriality. Dr. Loken received two of Canada’s most prestigious research scholarships for his work. He received a PhD in resource management and sustainability in 2016 from Simon Fraser University in Canada.