Professor Erik Meijaard

Vegetable Oils Scientific Expert & PO Task Force Chair – IUCN

Tropical wildlife conservation scientist and practitioner, IUCN Oil Palm Task Force Chairman, Director of Borneo Futures, Adjunct Professor University of Queensland, Hon. Professor Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology


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.