I live and work in Indonesia. My interests are birdwatching, bird photography and travelling to see and photograph different species of birds in Indonesia.
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Iqbal is a Biodiversity Specialist at Daemeter Consulting. He has under his belt more than a decade of field experiences with biodiversity surveys, specializing in birds, related with agriculture, forestry, and oil palm sectors.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Sriwijaya University, Indonesia after completing a thesis on the monitoring White-headed Stilt in South Sumatra. Active in research, Iqbal regularly attends conferences and has authored and co-authored more than three dozens publications, with research conducted with grants from various leading organisations including RSPB.
Iqbal is a member of several ornithology organizations, including the Indonesian Ornithologist’s Union (IdOU), International Wader Study Group and the Oriental Bird Club, and has received recognition for his work including from IdOU in 2008. He is a member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Bird Red List Authority. Iqbal is also an RSPO-approved High Conservation Value (HCV) assessor.
Iqbal has authored and co-authored the following selected publications:
- Ikan-ikan di hutan rawa gambut Merang-Kepayang (Fishes in peat swamp forests of Merang-Kepayang)
- The distribution, abundance and conservation status of the Javan Plover Charadrius javanicus, published in Wader Study Group Bulletin
- New and noteworthy bird records from Sumatra, Indonesia, published in Forktail