Dr Ravinder Kaur
A wildlife biologist, Kaur is the scientific director and co-founder of Explore Gaia, a social enterprise dedicated to hornbill conservation in Borneo. Working closely with local NGO HUTAN/KOCP and its partners, Kaur's Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary project pioneered the instalment of artificial nest boxes, which were successfully used by three different hornbills species.
She is a member of the Helmeted Hornbill Working Group, with 15 years of experience working with helmeted hornbills, an endangered bird species in Malaysia. Kaur also has plans to work alongside other ecologists and activists to create a female coalition in Malaysia that champions conservation. In 2020, Kaur was awarded the Marsh Award for Terrestrial Conservation Leadership for her efforts.