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About Mandai Nature

Our purpose is to see a sustainable world where wildlife and people thrive together in healthy ecosystems.

We aim to be the trusted wildlife conservation organisation in Asia, with a focus on protecting threatened species from extinction, protecting and restoring ecosystems, and creating benefits for local communities.

We deliver impact through multiple roles:

  • Catalyst: We catalyse and enable conservation field programmes and research to be delivered through partners. We co-design solutions and research projects, as well as support partners through grants, expertise, and conservation networks.
  • Builder: We build conservation, research and management capacity of local and national NGOs, students and academics, and other stakeholders.
  • Convenor: We convene partnerships and host multi-stakeholder collaborative alliances to address critical conservation outcomes.

Mandai Nature proudly hosts the IUCN SSC Center for Species Survival: Southeast Asia, the IUCN SSC Asian Species Action Partnership (ASAP) secretariat as well as the IUCN SSC Conservation Planning Specialist Group (CPSG) Southeast Asia Resource Centre.

Based in Singapore, Mandai Nature is the conservation arm of Mandai Wildlife Group and was established in December 2020 by Temasek and Mandai Wildlife Group.

Our Vision

Avert extinction of the most threatened species in Asia, especially in Southeast Asia.

Our Mission

Develop and deliver wildlife conservation programmes at scale.

Our Goals

By 2025, Mandai Nature hopes to directly and significantly contribute to:

species

Recovery or stabilisation of at least 20 threatened Asian species

Protection and restoration of 100,000 hectares of natural ecosystems

Economically benefit local communities in at least 10 landscapes, reaching up to 10,000 people

Meet The Team

             

                Patron

 

patron

Tharman Shanmugaratnam

President of the Republic of Singapore

               

        Board of Directors

 

director

Robin Hu, Chairman, Mandai Nature

Vice Chairman Asia and Operating Partner, Temasek

director

Melissa Ong

Director, Mandai Nature 

Director, Mojo Pte Ltd

Vice President of Business Development and Director of Activities, COMO Hotels and Resorts

director

Mike Barclay

Director, Mandai Nature

Group CEO, Mandai Wildlife Group

director

Simon Stuart

Director, Mandai Nature

Executive Director, A Rocha International

Chief Scientific Advisor, Synchronicity Earth

director

Hans Vriens

Director, Mandai Nature

Founder and Managing Partner, Vriens & Partners Pte Ltd

 

 

 

 

   Strategic Advisory Panel

 

Caroline Lees

Caroline Lees

Co-convenor, IUCN Species Survival Commission’s Conservation Planning Specialist Group, Australasia

Sejal Worah

Sejal Worah

Programme Director, WWF India

Independent Advisor

Kavita Prakash-Mani

Independent Advisor

Dr William Duckworth

Dr William Duckworth

Independent Advisor

Shawn Lum

Shawn Lum

President, Nature Society (Singapore) Senior Lecturer, Nanyang Technological University

Southeast Asia Regional Director, Proforest Southeast Asia

Surin Suksuwan

Southeast Asia Regional Director

Proforest Southeast Asia

 

 

 Singapore Advisory Panel

 

Associate Professor Danwei Huang

Associate Professor Danwei Huang

Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore

Associate Professor Darren Yeo

Associate Professor Darren Yeo

Head, Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, National University of Singapore

Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore

Dr Denise Tan

Dr Denise Tan

Senior Scientist, Head of Vector Surveillance & Ecology Branch, National Environment Agency

Dr Janice Lee

Dr Janice Lee

Assistant Professor, Asian School of the Environment, Nanyang Technological University

Dr Norman Lim

Dr Norman Lim

Lecturer, Natural Sciences and Science Education, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University

Dr Shangzhe Xie

Dr Shangzhe Xie

Vice President, Veterinary Healthcare, Mandai Wildlife Group

Sophianne Araib

Sophianne Araib

Group Director, Parks Central and Horticulture & Community, National Parks Board

Dr Shawn Lum

Dr Shawn Lum

Senior Lecturer, Asian School of the Environment, Nanyang Technological University

 

 

   

     Mandai Nature staff

 

Dr Sonja Luz

CEO

 

 

Andie Ang

Andie Ang

Senior Manager (Primate Conservation and Singapore Programmes)

Annie Ng

Annie Ng

Manager (Finance)

Carmen Choong

Carmen Choong

Manager (Local Biodiversity)

Charlene Yeong

Charlene Yeong

Senior Manager (Wildlife Health and Rehabilitation)

Christine Pang

Christine Pang

Manager (Brand and Communications)

Claris Tan

Claris Tan

Personal Assistant to CEO

Delaney Eng

Delaney Eng

Senior Manager (Local Biodiversity)

Jessica Lee

Jessica Lee

Head (Avian Species Programmes and Partnerships)

Li Ling Ho

Li Ling Ho

Manager (Regional Partnerships)

Prashant Mahajan

Prashant Mahajan

Head (Ecosystems and Climate Change)

Roopali Raghavan

Roopali Raghavan

Head (Terrestrial Species and Conservation Planning)

 

Asian Species Action Partnership staff

 

Nerissa Chao

Nerissa Chao

Director

Vicki Guthrie

Vicki Guthrie

Communications Manager

Li Ling Ho

Li Ling Ho

Grants Manager

Elizabeth Zhang

Elizabeth Zhang

Partnerships Officer

Dan Willcox

Dan Willcox

Programme Manager