Erik Meijaard

Conservation and Vegetable Oils Scientific Expert
Borneo Futures – IUCN Oil Crop Task Force

Prof. Erik Meijaard is a conservation scientist and practitioner with long-term experience working in the Asian tropics. He is Director of Borneo Futures in Brunei Darussalam, Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland and Honorary Professor at the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology in Canterbury, UK. Prof. Meijaard also chairs the IUCN Oil Palm Task Force and has long-term experience working on the science and practice of the production of vegetable oils. He is an avid writer both in popular and scientific media, focusing on wildlife conservation challenges, including frequent writings about orangutans.