About The Speaker

About The Speaker [Peter Ong]


Peter Ong
Wildlife Photographer and Biodiversity Advocate / Head of Education and Outreach, Roots and Shoots Malaysia / Council Member, The Jane Goodall Legacy Foundation



Peter holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Bristol (UK) and a Masters in International Business Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He then pursued an early career in advertising and communication strategy with McCann-Erickson Malaysia followed by a long career in the creative industry. His passion for wildlife and the environment led him on a career of wildlife photography and environmental advocacy. He subsequently launched Project Monyet in 2019 to photograph and document all of Malaysia’s 26 primate species, many of which are endangered and data deficient. His photography and advocacy work has since led him to develop other projects to promote economic empowerment of local communities living with or next to the jungles to encourage them to become better stewards of the environment as well as to spread awareness of the incredible biodiversity and natural wealth of Malaysia and South-East Asia. He is currently heading a project entitled “Wang Kelian – The Forgotten Valley” to record the biodiversity and cultural heritage of one of the most biodiverse areas of Semenanjung Malaysia in Wang Kelian, Perlis. Peter has also just been invited to sit on the global council of Dr Jane Goodall’s Legacy Foundation to ensure her work lives on.

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