Bosco P.L. Chan

Bosco is the Head of Kadoorie Conservation China Department at Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden (KFBG). He is the Continental Coordinator for East Asia of the IUCN/SSC Otter Specialist Group, China Representative of the Asia-Pacific Chapter of Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation, and Country Manager of China for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund Regional Implementation Team for Indo-Burma Hotspot. He is a member of various IUCN/SSC Specialist Groups (Primate, Pangolin, Amphibian, and Freshwater Fish), as well as Advisor for a Chinese conservation NGOs foundation called “Society of Entrepreneurs & Ecology”. Bosco joined KFBG in 2001 after completing his PhD at the University of Hong Kong, and has been devoting his time on biodiversity conservation and protected area management in China. He has published over 80 scientific papers and technical reports, covering biodiversity survey, ecological and taxonomic research, conservation and status review of endangered species. His field experience is mainly from the tropical/subtropical regions of China, in particular Hainan Island and southwest Yunnan. He has been spearheading the conservation work on the world’s most Critically Endangered primate – the Hainan gibbon since 2003, and has been invited by the local conservation authority to be the deputy director of Yinggeling National Nature Reserve, Hainan’s largest nature reserve, since 2006. In Yinggeling he is directly involved in managing the nature reserve, especially on capacity building of the 200+ rangers and staff and working with the indigenous community.