Joshua Juan Anak George Pandong

Joshua Juan Anak George Pandong

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Sciences


Joshua Pandong was previously the Assistant Coordinator of the Orangutan Unit in the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)-Malaysia Program. As of mid-2015, he is pursuing an MPhil in Science at the University of Adelaide for two years. His current role in WCS-Malaysia Program is as an Associate Researcher.

Joshua completed his BSc. in August 2005 and was hired as a Researcher for WCS Malaysia in the same month. However, due to work demand, he was temporarily given the financial and accounting responsibilities. In order to accommodate the new job descriptions, he underwent a 2-year Diploma in Accounting on a part-time basis and also attended SUNSystems training in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (March 2006).

After handing over his responsibilities to the newly appointed Finance Manager in 2007, Joshua returned to his Researcher role and started writing report and proposal for the orangutan project. He also assisted with development of the Orangutan Strategic Plan for Trans-boundary Biodiversity Conservation Area, i.e. a 10-year (2011-2020) strategic plan for Sarawak and Kalimantan. In January 2011, Joshua was promoted to Assistant Coordinator for the Orangutan Unit. His main responsibilities included: 1. Plan and report project activities; 2. Write proposals, interim and final reports to donors and partners; 3. Perform monthly and year-end financial reporting and quarterly cash forecasting.

Currently working with a team of researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Malaysia to study population and distribution of orang-utans in Sarawak using the Bayesian framework. I am in the Applied Ecology and Conservation lab at the University of Adelaide for my MPhil. 

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    Year Citation
    2018 Pandong, J., Gumal, M., Alen, L., Sidu, A., Ng, S., & Koh, L. P. (2018). Population estimates of Bornean orang-utans using Bayesian analysis at the greater Batang Ai-Lanjak-Entimau landscape in Sarawak, Malaysia. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 1-11.
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