The Swinburne Sarawak Green Club celebrated International Orang-utan Day with an online talk by Whitley Award winner for the conservation of ape habitats, Dr Melvin Gumal, on 28 August.
An expert on orang-utans, wildlife biologist Dr Gumal is also an Adjunct Professor at Swinburne Sarawak. His talk on orang-utans included camera-trap images and videos of various wildlife in their natural habitats.
Co-organised with the Swinburne Sustainability Society so as to encourage Australian students to learn more about the iconic red ape that lives in Sarawak, the event was also open to the public.
Green club members, Swinburne students from both campuses, and members of the public, including school teachers and students, participated in the event. After a lively Q&A session, the celebration of International Orang-utan Day ended with a light-hearted Kahoot Quiz.