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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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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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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The Kinabatangan

Jan 06, 12 The Kinabatangan

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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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