So how are the Hornbills doing?

Feb 22, 12 So how are the Hornbills doing?

Posted by in From the Field, Sabah, Wildlife

In the Kinabatangan we see the hornbills pretty much every dawn and dusk, travelling in pairs and sometimes up to six pairs!  However, this is usually the Oriental Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris), which is not globally threatened. We realised that actually we know very little about the hornbills in terms of their...

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An Upgrade for Reforestation Project

Feb 18, 12 An Upgrade for Reforestation Project

Posted by in From the Field

When the Reforestation Project first started their work, they exclusively used just a machete (long knife) to cut grass.  As one can imagine this is seriously a tedious and long process.  Yet these strong women plodded on without complaining. As the work for their Project grew an investment was made for powered grass cutters to...

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Wildlife Monitoring Training Programme

Feb 02, 12 Wildlife Monitoring Training Programme

Posted by in Sabah, Staff Trips, Wildlife

HUTAN-KOCP run wildlife monitoring training’s for Government Departments, community based organisations, conservation NGOs and corporate bodies when requested. This training was provided for Hijauan Bengkoka Plantations Sdn. Bhd. running an acacia forest plantation located on the on the Bengkoka Peninsula in the Pitas...

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Happy Chinese New Year

Jan 23, 12 Happy Chinese New Year

Posted by in Miscellaneous

Today, Malaysia celebrates Chinese New Year, a two day public holiday with two weeks of Lion Dances (mostly the Chinese Southern Lion as seen in this picture). We wish all our friends celebrating, a very auspicious year of the Water...

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The Majestic Hornbill

Jan 18, 12 The Majestic Hornbill

Posted by in Sabah, Wildlife

The Kinabatangan is a wonderful place to see hornbills and they are eight recorded species in the area; Helmeted hornbill  (Rhinoplax vigil) Rhinoceros hornbill  (Buceros rhinoceros) Wrinkled hornbill (Aceros corrugates) Wreathed hornbill  (Rhyticeros undulates) Bushy-crested hornbill  (Anorrhinus galeritus) White crowned...

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