Al-Jazeera’s Earthrise features Kinabatangan

May 02, 12 Al-Jazeera’s Earthrise features Kinabatangan

Posted by in Events, Miscellaneous, Sabah, Videos

Recently, Steve Chao from Al-Jazeera’s Earthrise visited us at the Kinabatangan to better understand what are the problems on the ground and how the local community is choosing to deal with it. With Mincho from Red Ape Encounters (a community based tour company) as Steve’s guide, he explorers the Kinabatangan by river...

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Elephant Research Networking

Apr 28, 12 Elephant Research Networking

Posted by in Events, Sabah, Wildlife

The Sabah Wildlife Department hosted this meeting which was organised by Dr. Benoît Goossens of Danau Girang Field Centre and Dr. Carl Traeholt of Copenhagen Zoo with conservationist from Malaysia, Indonesia and Cambodia who are working on elephant research throughout this region. Attendees were from the government sector,...

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Al-Jazeera Filming

Apr 19, 12 Al-Jazeera Filming

Posted by in Events, From the Field, Miscellaneous, Sabah

Our Reforestation Team were visited by Al-Jazeera‘s Earthrise filming crew for a piece they are doing on reforestation.  At HUTAN – KOCP we focus on ensuring survival rates and we plant on a smaller scale compared to other reforestation projects to ensure that we have a 100% survival rate for our areas.  In 2010, this...

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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

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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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