Malene Friis Hansen

I am an Industrial PhD student at Copenhagen Zoo ( and University of Copenhagen, Denmark (

My research focuses on the human-primate interface of long-tailed macaques in Baluran National Park, East Java, Indonesia. Mainly looking at the effects of human provisioning on the ecology of long-tailed macaques, and the sympatric Javan lutung. During my PhD I have expanded my interests in ethnoprimatology and ethnography.

After my MSc, I spent some years working at rescue centres abroad focusing on reintroduction of rescued wildlife. Before and after this I worked as a conservation educator at a Danish Zoo, and also taught conservation, conservation education and animal behaviour for the Zoo keeping degree in Denmark. I am a Programme Advisor for Save the Orangutan:

Twitter @MaleneFHansen

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