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17 June 2023 | Fulbright Scholar Forum – Conservation of the Environment & Biodiversity in Malaysia

Join us for the Fulbright Scholar Forum on Conservation of the Environment & Biodiversity in Malaysia, hosted by MCKL’s American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP) Department.

Event Details:

Date: 17 June 2023, Saturday

Time: 9.30 AM – 12.00 PM 

Venue: Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (MCKL), KL Campus


This year, MCKL is honoured to be able to host Dr Erik Lindquist, representative from the Fulbright Program and Distinguished Professor of Biology and Environmental Science from Messiah University, USA. In this forum, Dr Erik will be sharing his insights on the 25-year crisis of amphibians decline around the world and focusing on the critically endangered harlequin toads, whereas Dr Yong Ding Li, Asia Advocacy and Policy Manager at Birdlife International (Asia) Singapore, will be sharing his expertise on migratory birds and wetlands in Southeast Asia.

The general public, researchers and high school students are welcome to join this informative event. Learn about tackling environmental crises and preserving wildlife in Southeast Asia. Best of all, it’s FREE!

Don’t miss this opportunity! Scan the QR code or click the button below and register now before 12th June 2023! Limited seats available.

About Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. It is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

  • Established in 1946
  • Sends U.S. academics and professionals overseas
  • Brings scholars and professionals from abroad to the U.S.
  • Sponsored by U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
  • Administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)

Get To Know Your Speakers

Dr. Erik Lindquist

Distinguished Professor of Biology and Environmental Science, Messiah University, USA


  • Professor of Biology and Environmental Science, from Messiah University, United States of America
  • From Messiah University, United States
  • Dr. Lindquist has a Ph.D. in Communication and researched communication among “earless” harlequin frogs.


  • Lindquist has taught over 400 students in 10 countries, using a visual, auditory, and kinesthetic approach to science instruction.
  • Spent nearly 20 years working on the ecology, conservation, and management of endangered tropical amphibians, particularly the Panamanian golden frog.
  • Featured in an interview with Sir David Attenborough in the BBC documentary series, Life in Cold Blood.

Check Out His Previous Research Here

Dr. Yong Ding Li

Asia Advocacy and Policy Manager, Birdlife International (Asia) Singapore


  • 15 years of experience in biodiversity science and environmental policy 
  • Worked with many Asia-based and international organizations including, Asian Development Bank, IUCN the Arctic Council, National Government and many more 

Interesting Fact

  • Written widely on biodiversity and species conservation in the Asia-Pacific 
  • Bioacoustic Ecologist
  • Self-taught artist