The Kinabatangan

Jan 06, 12 The Kinabatangan

Posted by in Sabah

The Kinabatangan Floodplain is an amazing place because of the abundance of wildlife in small proximately. Unfortunately this immediately indicates the “problem” of this area, lack of space and habitat has led wildlife to the edges of what remains of the secondary forest (this area was logged beginning in the...

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Annual General Meeting

Jan 04, 12 Annual General Meeting

Posted by in Miscellaneous

The beginning of the year is a time when all the HUTAN-KOCP teams come together for three full days to present and discuss the work that has been carried out throughout the year. As almost everyone (except those of us who are “desk bound“) are field people, so it can be rather intensive with many hours spent on...

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Jan 03, 12 Flooding?

Posted by in From the Field, Miscellaneous

The monsoons used to be very predictable in Sabah, just ask any local over the age of 30, we remember very distinct periods of having the rainy season and the dry season.  Today however this distinction is no longer clear. Early December was still dry-ish (by monsoon standards) but then towards the end it started to truly pour and...

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Elephants are wonderful!

Jan 03, 12 Elephants are wonderful!

Posted by in Sabah, Wildlife

The Kinabatangan River is a wonderful place to see elephants.  But what most visitors do not understand is that today we see so many elephants because of the lack of habitat (home) left for the elephants today. And this is why we see the elephants in the Kinabatangan today.  Perhaps, in a hundred years time if the forest in linked...

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Pygmy or just Borneo elephant?

Jan 02, 12 Pygmy or just Borneo elephant?

Posted by in Sabah, Wildlife

Today, Sabah is known as the home of the Borneo pygmy elephant and almost everyone calls it so, but is there really such a thing as a “Borneo pygmy elephant”? Surprisingly the answer is no!  They is no such thing. So, why is it called Borneo pygmy elephant, then and why do we continue to call it so? Well, we can trace...

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