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Leif Cox

Leif with Temara the first zoo born released orangutan from Perth Zoo.

Protecting Orangutans

Please join us for our final Alumni Innovator Series event of the year, featuring Curtin graduate the incredible Leif Cocks, Founder of The Orangutan Project, on Monday 13 November 2017 at our Bentley campus.

For almost 30 years, Leif has been working tirelessly to ensure the ongoing survival of orangutans in the wild, whilst also working to improve their welfare in captivity. Not only is he a globally recognised expert in his field he is also an author, recently publishing the book Orangutans. My Cousins, My Friends, with all proceeds going to The Orangutan Project.

Leif will be sharing his personal journey and stories from his experience working with orangutans.

This is sure to be an amazing event offering a unique opportunity to meet the Founder of this globally recognised and admired charity, and learn more about the highly intelligent and loveable species.

We look forward to seeing you at the event. 

Event details

DATE Monday 13 November 2017
TIME

5.45pm: Registrations
6pm - 7pm: Presentation and Q & A
7pm - 8pm: Light refreshments

WHERE

Centre for Crop and Disease Management
Building 304, Curtin University
Kent St, Bentley WA 6102

PARKING Parking is available in C9 carpark behind the Curtin bus station. Enter the Bentley Campus via Manning Road. Parking is free after 4.30pm.
TICKET $15 (includes refreshments)
RSVP By Thursday 9 November 2017

 

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About Leif Cocks

Leif Cox

The Orangutan Project was established in 1998 by world-renowned orangutan expert, Leif Cocks, as a result of his almost 30 year career working with orangutans. Leif is a passionate campaigner for orangutans and has been the President of The Orangutan Project since its inception.

Leif’s years in the field have earned him respect within the conservation field. He has been a key player in developing conservation plans for orangutans and influencing positive change for orangutan protection and survival. This respect has given The Orangutan Project world standing in conservation, and allows Leif to successfully negotiate conservation agreements with the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry and other government officials.

A small population biologist and curator by trade; Leif has several academic qualifications, including a Master of Science studying orangutans. He lectures at universities, is a seasoned public speaker, supervises university students and has published several papers on orangutans in peer-reviewed journals. Leif is also the author of the books Orangutans and their Battle for Survival (2002) and, Amazon best seller, Orangutans My Cousins, My Friends (2016) - A journey to understand and save the person of the forest.

In respect to his professional, animal, human and financial management skills, Leif has been the longest standing Australasian Species Management Program Committee Member; a Quarantine-Approved Assessor; Zoo Husbandry Adviser; Zoo Accreditation Officer; UN GRASP in-country point of contact, an International Species Coordinator, International Studbook Keeper and Chair of a World Aquarium and Zoo Association global conservation program.