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Malik Marjan

Wildlife Biologist/ Conservationist

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Malik Marjan Biography

The war raged for decades. But as millions fled Sudan, Malik Marjan returned to conduct work many considered impossible, crazy, or both. Most assumed wildlife in the region had been decimated by years of brutal conflict. Undaunted, Marjan undertook field surveys first on foot, then by air. The results astonished the world. Against all odds, some species of southern Sudan's wildlife not only survived, but now thrivein numbers rivaling even the great Serengeti migrations.

When civil war engulfed southern Sudan in 1983, nearly all conservation work ceased. Marjan says that when he returned in 1999 with a master's degree in conservation biology, "it was difficult to convince people wildlife still existed there, but I knew it did."

Fewer than ten people were involved in wildlife and forestry at the time. "We started from zero. No resources. Nothing. We'd meet in each other's houses. When we started fieldwork to count wildlife, we were going into the unknown. People could shoot at you in the bush, or you might step on a landmine. But we didn't allow ourselves to think about the dangers. We set up the New Sudan Wildlife Conservation Organization at Boma. We considered our service part of the efforts of people who lived in the woods and fought for liberation. If we helped conserve resources that had not only natural but economic value, people would ultimately benefit."

His initial field data provided critical baseline information about wildlife populations, distribution, and the war's impact. These reports, accompanied by photographs and videos, offered proof and revived support for conservation efforts.

Marjan's findings also attracted the attention of Michael Fay, a National Geographic explorer-in-residence and conservationist with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). Together with Paul Elkan, director of the WCS Southern Sudan Country Program, they planned and executed the 2007 aerial survey that transformed the world's view of wildlife in the region.

The airborne trio witnessed staggering numbers of white-eared kob, a type of antelope, streaming below their plane. They also observed great numbers of other antelope believed to be extinct in the region. In all, they confirmed more than 1.2 million antelopes and gazellesa massive and previously unknown migration that could be the largest on Earth. Thousands of elephants, ostriches, and buffalo were also counted.

Their methodology replicated techniques used in the last aerial surveys of the area, performed more than 25 years ago. The team flew at an altitude of 300 feet along carefully plotted transects spanning 58,000 square miles.

Marjan currently divides his time between fieldwork and as a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he is a Wildlife Conservation Society Beinecke African Scholar.

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Malik Marjan Biography

The war raged for decades. But as millions fled Sudan, Malik Marjan returned to conduct work many considered impossible, crazy, or both. Most assumed wildlife in the region had been decimated by years of brutal conflict. Undaunted, Marjan undertook field surveys first on foot, then by air. The results astonished the world. Against all odds, some species of southern Sudan's wildlife not only survived, but now thrivein numbers rivaling even the great Serengeti migrations.

When civil war engulfed southern Sudan in 1983, nearly all conservation work ceased. Marjan says that when he returned in 1999 with a master's degree in conservation biology, "it was difficult to convince people wildlife still existed there, but I knew it did."

Fewer than ten people were involved in wildlife and forestry at the time. "We started from zero. No resources. Nothing. We'd meet in each other's houses. When we started fieldwork to count wildlife, we were going into the unknown. People could shoot at you in the bush, or you might step on a landmine. But we didn't allow ourselves to think about the dangers. We set up the New Sudan Wildlife Conservation Organization at Boma. We considered our service part of the efforts of people who lived in the woods and fought for liberation. If we helped conserve resources that had not only natural but economic value, people would ultimately benefit."

His initial field data provided critical baseline information about wildlife populations, distribution, and the war's impact. These reports, accompanied by photographs and videos, offered proof and revived support for conservation efforts.

Marjan's findings also attracted the attention of Michael Fay, a National Geographic explorer-in-residence and conservationist with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). Together with Paul Elkan, director of the WCS Southern Sudan Country Program, they planned and executed the 2007 aerial survey that transformed the world's view of wildlife in the region.

The airborne trio witnessed staggering numbers of white-eared kob, a type of antelope, streaming below their plane. They also observed great numbers of other antelope believed to be extinct in the region. In all, they confirmed more than 1.2 million antelopes and gazellesa massive and previously unknown migration that could be the largest on Earth. Thousands of elephants, ostriches, and buffalo were also counted.

Their methodology replicated techniques used in the last aerial surveys of the area, performed more than 25 years ago. The team flew at an altitude of 300 feet along carefully plotted transects spanning 58,000 square miles.

Marjan currently divides his time between fieldwork and as a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he is a Wildlife Conservation Society Beinecke African Scholar.

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  • How to book Malik Marjan?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Malik Marjan for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Malik Marjan, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Malik Marjan or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Malik Marjan?

    Booking fees for Malik Marjan, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Malik Marjan, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Malik Marjan?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Malik Marjan for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Malik Marjan for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Malik Marjan or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Malik Marjan or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Malik Marjan is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Malik Marjan for your event is available upon request. Malik Marjan generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Signe Preuschoft, Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas, Tundi Agardy, Hazen Audel and Luiz Rocha. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Malik Marjan for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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