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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Orang-utans and Fig Trees

Apr 20, 12 Orang-utans and Fig Trees

Posted by in From the Field, Sabah, Wildlife

While conducting patrols along the rivers, roads and through the forest. the Honorary Wildlife Wardens are able to observe a variety of wildlife.  On this occasion, as they were conducting their patrol by boat, they spotted an orang-utan mother and young feeding on a fig tree by the banks of the river. Orang-utans eat a variety...

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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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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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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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Jenny…

Jan 12, 12 Jenny…

Posted by in From the Field, Sabah, Wildlife

Jenny the orang-utan has a special place with HUTAN – KOCP staff because she was the first orang-utan in 1998 to be habituated (not stressed) by researchers following her.  We have learnt much from Jenny and have the most observational data on her. When we started to observe Jenny in 1998, she had a young infant about two...

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Learning about orang-utans without stressing them out!

Jan 10, 12 Learning about orang-utans without stressing them out!

Posted by in From the Field, Sabah, Wildlife

HUTAN – KOCP’s work in Sabah, began in 1998 with the first ever study of wild populations of orang-utans living in previously logged forest (secondary forest). To do this HUTAN’s founders, primatologist Dr. Isabelle Lackman and wildlife veterinarian Dr. Marc Ancrenaz spent time in the field designing guidelines...

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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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