Mark Rayan Darmaraj

Mark Rayan Darmaraj has been working for WWF-Malaysia’s Tiger Conservation Programme for the past fourteen years. His particular interests are on the population ecology of large mammals, especially tigers. He is currently the Tiger Landscape Lead for WWF-Malaysia’s Tiger Conservation Landscape. Prior to joining WWF-Malaysia, Mark worked as a research assistant for the School of Biological Sciences, University Science Malaysia, whilst carrying out his MSc research on small mammal ecology with the use of radio telemetry on an isolated mountain in Peninsular Malaysia. He completed his PhD in 2012 at the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE), University of Kent, UK on determining the conservation status of tigers and its prey in one of Peninsular Malaysia’s tiger priority site the Belum-Temengor Forest Complex. His PhD research not only provides the basis for conservation planning for tigers, but also implements some of the actions listed in the National Tiger Action Plan for Malaysia, as well as contributes to the knowledge needed on tiger ecology.

Mark is the first and only Malaysian to date to hold a PhD. in tiger ecology.

My Sessions

Saving Stripes: The Plight of the Malayan Tigers

Black Box

Latest numbers show that there are only 250 Malayan tigers left in the wild, despite continuous efforts in saving the species. How did we allow the situation to come to this, and what really happened? In this special presentation by Tiger Landscape Lead at WWF-Malaysia Dr. Mark Rayan Darmaraj, we explore the possibility of hitting […]