Species Series – mouse deer

There are two species of mouse deer found in Sabangau – the greater mouse deer (Tragulus napu) and the lesser mouse deer (Tragulus kanchil). Both species are mostly nocturnal and very shy and so they are not seen very often in the forest. However, they have been caught by our camera traps, looking for fruit […]

Best of the Best: Camera traps from May 2015

Orangutans, the man of the trees, actually spend a lot more time on the ground than previously thought. This month, despite the continued flooded state of the forest, we have several orangutans taking to the ground to move around the swamp. A male orangutan travels through the swamp. Photo by OuTrop A study investigating how […]

Species Series: The cryptic clouded leopard

We continue with our special Species Series and introduce you to the cryptic clouded leopard. The Sunda clouded leopard is the largest predator in Borneo and, like all big cats, is carnivorous. It is distinct from its mainland relative, the clouded leopard, and was classified as its own species in 2006. It is called a […]

#rainforestlive guest blog: the crees Foundation

Excitement is building up as we approach #rainforestlive 2015 on June 19. In our latest blog Katie Lin, from the crees Foundation, talks about their plans for the day and why they are making a case for regenerating forests. I was never destined for an office job. As a multimedia journalist who has always been inclined to pursue […]

It’s Time to Party: Celebrating 10 years of OuTrop’s Gibbon Research

On June 1st the OuTrop team and their families gathered to celebrate 10 years of our gibbon project. When we first started 10 years ago, many researchers said it would be impossible to follow gibbons in a peat-swamp forest. It was hard at first, the gibbons were always running away, we got 10 minutes of […]

Species Series: The majestic hornbill

As part of our Species Series, we introduce you to the majestic hornbill…. Hornbills are large, charismatic birds and there are 45 species worldwide, 8 of which can be found here in Borneo. The name ‘hornbill’ comes from their casque (a hollow protuberance on the top of their bill); this casque has a different form […]