Experts

Mr. Salman Hj Saaban

Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
Gender
Male

Expertise

  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation

Specialization

  • Elephants
  • Monkeys

Locality

  • Peninsular Malaysia

Educational Background

  • 2003 - 2004
    Master in Conservation Biology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • 1992 - 1994
    Bachelor in Forestry, Universiti Pertanian Malaysia
  • 1988 - 1991
    Diploma in Forestry, Universiti Pertanian Malaysia

Working Experience

  • 2016 - Present
    Director of Ex-situ Conservation Division
    Department of Wildlife and National Parks
  • 1994 - 1996
    Forestry Officer
    General Lumber Fabricators & Builders Bhd.
  • 1996 - 2003
    Research Officer (Elephant Unit)
    Department of Wildlife and National Parks
  • 2004 - 2007
    Head of Wildlife Conflict Management Section
    Department of Wildlife and National Parks
  • 2007 - 2009
    Superintendent at Paya Indah Wetlands, Dengkil Selangor
    Department of Wildlife and National Parks
  • 2010 - 2013
    Principle Assistant Director, Conservation Biodiversity Division
    Department of Wildlife and National Parks
  • 2013 - 2015
    Director of Conservation Biodiversity Division
    Department of Wildlife and National Parks

Contribution

  • 2015
    Expert Panel
    National Policy on Biological Diversity
  • 2013
    Expert
    National Elephant Conservation Action Plan (NECAP)
  • 2012
    Committee
    Monitoring Illegal Killing of Elephant (MIKE) Program
  • 2011
    Expert
    Pelan Strategik NRE 2011 - 2015
  • 2008
    Expert
    National Tiger Conservation Action Plan (NTCAP)

Research

  • 2012 - 2015
    MANAGEMENT AND ECOLOGY OF MALAYSIAN ELEPHANTS (MEME)

Publication

  • 2016
    The impacts of a major road on elephant movement in northern Peninsular Malaysia.
  • 2016
    An overview of elephant (Elephas maximus) killing cases in Peninsular Malaysia
  • 2016
    Farmers perception on the effectiveness of electric fences to mitigate human-elephant conflict in Malaysia
  • 2016
    Farmers’ perceptions and attitudes towards government-made electric fences for the mitigation of human-elephant conflict in Peninsular Malaysia
  • 2015
    MEME – common grounds between scientists and practitioners for an evidence-based conservation of Malaysian elephants
  • 2015
    Ponnusamy* V., P. Chackrapani, C. Keliang, T.W. Lim, S. Saaban, and A. Campos-­‐Arceiz**. 2015. Assessment of the socio-economic impact of electric fences to mitigate human-elephant conflict. Unpublished report submitted to the Department of Wildlife and National Parks Peninsular Malaysia (Perhilitan)
  • 2015
    Tan, C. K. W., Moore, J., bin Saaban, S., Campos-Arceiz, A. And Macdonald, D. W. (2015). The discovery of two spotted leopards (Panthera pardus) in Peninsular Malaysia. Tropical Conservation Science Vol. 8 (3): 732-737
  • 2014
    Human-elephant conflict mitigation in Peninsular Malaysia – way forward after 40 years of translocation
  • 2014
    Ponnusamy, Saaban, and Campos-­‐Arceiz. 2014. Assessment of the socio-­‐economic impact of electric fences to mi:gate human-elephant conflict. Unpublished report submitted to the Department of Wildlife and Na:onal Parks Peninsular Malaysia (Perhilitan)
  • 2014
    Hedges, L., Lam, W. Y., Campos-Arceiz, A., M., R. D., Laurance, W., Latham, C. J., Saaban, S. and Gopalasamy, R. C. (2014). Melanistic leopards reveal their spots: Infrared camera traps provide a population density estimate of leopards in Malaysia. The Journal of Wildlife Management 79:846-853
  • 2014
    Karuppannan K*, Saaban S, Mustapa AR, Zainal Abidin FA, Azimat NA and Keliang C. (2014). Population Status of Long-Tailed Macaque (Macaca fascicularis) In Peninsular Malaysia. Journal of Primatology, 3:1
  • 2013
    Karuppannan K.V, Saaban S., Firdaus Ariff A.R. and Mustapa A.R. (2013). Non-Surgical Castration In Controlling Long Tailed Macaque (Macaca Fascicularis) Population By Department Of Wildlife And National Parks (DWNP) Peninsular Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Veterinary Research Volume 4 No. 1 January 2013, pages 33-36
  • 2012
    Alias, M.S., Suhaida, A. and Salman, S. (2012). Analysing Elephant Habitat Preference using GIS and Remote Sensing in Peninsular Malaysia. In Press. PERTANIKA
  • 2011
    Status of Asian Elephant Population in Peninsular Malaysia
  • 2011
    Salman, S., Nasharuddin, O., Mohd. Nawayai, Y., Burhanuddin, M.N., Ahmad, Z., and Ahimsa, C.A (2011). Current Status of Asian Elephant Population in Peninsular Malaysia. Gajah 35 (67 – 75)
  • 2010
    Pelan Tindakan Strategik Pengurusan Konflik Manusia - Gajah Semenanjung Malaysia
  • 2006
    Pelan Pengurusan Gajah Semenanjung Malaysia
  • 2006
    Manual Tangkapan Gajah di Semenanjung Malaysia
  • 2006
    Pelan Pengurusan Kera (Macaca fascicularis) Bermasalah di Semenajung Malaysia
  • 2006
    Manual Pengurusan Konflik Manusia-Kera di Semenanjung Malaysia
  • 2006
    Manual Pengurusan Konflik Manusia-Harimau
  • 2005
    Elephant (Elephas maximus) in Peninsular Malaysia
  • 2005
    Salman, S. and Shukor, M.N. (2004 - 2005). The impact of Elephants (Elephas maximus) on Rainforest Vegetation at Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Center, Pahang. Journal of Wildlife and Parks. Vol. 22: 25 - 42
  • 2004
    The Impact Of Elephants (Elephas Maximus) On Rainforest Vegetation At Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Center, Pahang
  • 2003
    Salman, S and Nasharuddin, O. 2003. A preliminary study on disturbance cases by elephants (Elephas maximus) in the state of Johor. Journal of Wildlife and Parks. Vol. 21: 1 – 11
  • 2002
    Salman, S. and Nasharuddin, O. 2002. A study on the home range and habitat utilization of a translocated elephant (Elephas maximus) using satellite transmitter in Terengganu National Park. Journal of Wildlife and Parks. Vol. 20: 21 – 26
  • 1999
    Salman, S., Pazil, A.P. and Sailun, A. 1999. A study of the Amphibian Fauna in the Wildlife Training Centre, Lanchang at Krau Game Reserve, Pahang. Journal of Wildlife and Parks. Vol. XVII
  • 1998
    Salman, S. 1998. Mek Dara Experience. Journal of Wildlife and Parks. Vol. XVI.

Presentation

  • 23-05-2016
    Human-Wildlife Conflict in Peninsular Malaysia – Current Status and Overview (Oral)
    Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC)
  • 13-04-2016
    Report On Status/ Progress Of GTRP/NTRP Implementation and Future Plans/Commitments (Oral)
    Global Tiger Forum (GTF)
  • 02-03-2016
    GTRP Implementation Status, National Key Priorities & Priority Implementation Activities (PIAs) – Report by Malaysia (Oral)
    Global Tiger Forum (GTF)
  • 10-09-2015
    Conservation Programmes in PERHILITAN (Oral)
    Department of Wildlife and National Parks & MSPTM
  • 17-11-2014
    Displacement And Road Kill Issues Of Malayan Tapir (Tapirus indicus) In Peninsular Malaysia (Oral)
    IUCN - Tapir Specialist Group (TSG)
  • 21-08-2014
    National Elephant Conservation Action Plan (NECAP) – An Introduction (Oral)
    Nottingham University Malaysia Campus
  • 12-08-2014
    Konflik Manusia-Hidupan Liar di Semenanjung Malaysia – Satu Tinjauan (Oral)
    FRIM
  • 11-06-2014
    An Overview of Human-Wildlife Conflicts in Peninsular Malaysia (Oral)
    Department of Wildlife and National Parks & WWF Malaysia
  • 21-08-2013
    Wildlife Conservation initiatives/ Projects in Malaysia (Oral)
    Malaysian Nature Society (MNS)
  • 13-06-2013
    Human-Tiger Conflict In Peninsular Malaysia: Resolving the human-tiger conflict issue towards strengthening enforcement at ecological corridors (Oral)
    UNDP
  • 14-05-2013
    Status Of Wildlife Conservation In Peninsular Malaysia (Oral)
    FRIM
  • 03-12-2012
    An Overview of MIKE Programme & The Way Forward for Elephants Conservation in Peninsular Malaysia (Oral)
    CITES-MIKE
  • 30-11-2012
    Threats To Elephants, Maintaining Connectivity & Reducing Conflicts (Oral)
    Department of Wildlife and National Parks & WCS-Malaysia Program
  • 06-09-2011
    Status of Asian Elephant Population in Peninsular Malaysia (Oral)
    Kasetsart University, Bangkok
  • 10-02-2009
    Wetlands Management: Peninsular Malaysia Experience (Oral)
    Sabah Wildlife Department
  • 30-07-2007
    Overview Of Human-Wildlife Conflict In Peninsular Malaysia (Case Study: HWC In Jeli, Kelantan And Wildlife Crossing In Second East-West Highway) (Oral)
    Department of Town and Country Planning
  • 08-11-2006
    Current Status, Mitigation Measures And Recommendations For The Future (Oral)
    Department of Wildlife and National Parks
  • 25-01-2006
    An Overview Of Human-Elephant Conflict In Peninsular Malaysia (Oral)
    CITES-MIKE
  • 29-11-2002
    Threats To Elephants, Maintaining Connectivity & Reducing Conflicts (Oral)
    Department of Wildlife and National Parks & WCS-Malaysia Program
  • 12-09-2002
    The population, distribution and illegal killing of elephant (Elephas maximus) in Peninsular Malaysia (Oral)
    CITES-MIKE & Kenya Wildlife Service

Consultancy

  • 2015
    Formulation of Myanmar Elephant Conservation Action Plan
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