Malaysian Director and Chief Wildlife Vet, Dr Sen Nathan, comes to the UK

OAUK Chairlady and founder Sue Sheward has been working alongside Dr Sen Nathan ever since her first visit to Borneo in 2000 when her determination to help the orangutans first began. Since then they have achieved so much together and they really are a team to be reckoned with. (Sue and Dr Sen pictured below in 2001)

Sue Dr Sen 2001

Dr Sen is the Assistant Director of Sabah Wildlife Department who own and run Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Borneo. OAUK work alongside SWD to identify projects and funding needs at Sepilok and then see them to fruition. 

Dr Sen is currently in the UK to study for a Phd in Conservation Genetics which is being part sponsored by Orangutan Appeal UK and will help him to further his expertise in the field when he returns to Borneo.

He recently visited Sue's local Rotary Club in Surrey to give a talk on his work in Borneo and how the Appeal has made a difference over the years. Sue felt very privileged to have Dr Sen visit her home town and local club. (Dr Sen pictured below speaking at Sue's Rotary club)

The talk went down very well and the club was very moved as he gave first-hand accounts of rescuing orangutans and other wildlife. He spoke about how OAUK have provided him and his team with the vital equipment needed to carry out this work. 

Dr Sen At Bookham Rotary 07 2017

Dr Sen also spoke about the new Rotary Action Group for endangered species, RAGES. This initiative has chosen Bornean orangutans as a key species and Orangutan Appeal UK as its partner.

It is hoped that Dr Sen will also be able to accompany Sue to the District 1145 Rotary South Conference later this year to help raise further awareness of the plight of the orangutan.

Orangutan Appeal UK is proud to work alongside Dr Sen and Sabah Wildlife Department to raise awareness and to care for this incredibly vulnerable ape.