Junfei Qian & Heidi Ma

Junfei (钱俊霏) is an alumnus of the MSc in Conservation Science at Imperial College London. She now works at UNESCO Beijing Office with the Man and Biosphere Programme, International Hydrological Programme in Geosciences and Disaster Risk Reduction in East Asian countries, on topics related to sustainable development of local communities, capacity-building of local villagers and reserve managers, and empowering youth in Biosphere Reserves.

Heidi is a PhD student at Royal Holloway University of London and project coordinator at the Zoological Society of London’s Institute of Zoology. She works with Chinese and international collaborators in academia, government, and grassroots organizations to conserve the Hainan gibbon and other threatened species. Her research focuses on the perceptions of native wildlife and conservation issues among local communities living around Hainan’s protected areas.