SECRET EYES SAVING BORNEO’S WILD CATS
Camera Traps in Barito Ulu On a misty June morning, the gentle chugging of a boat engine ebbed slowly up the Riam Lampei Awei River. The boat, containing 10 members of Borneo Nature Foundation’s (BNF) camera trap research team departed from a traditional floating house on the banks of the Joloi River and headed 90 […]
The Month of Love: Getting Reacquainted with Gracia and Gara
February 14th is marked by annual celebrations around the world as people gather their loved ones and exchange gifts to commemorate Valentine’s Day. This year, Abdul Azis (affectionately known as Azis Orangutan by his colleagues), Orangutan Coordinator at BNF, was also feeling the love. Azis was happy because he had finally been given the go-ahead […]
Cameras for Cats: What’s the Big Idea?
We are excited to announce that BNF has launched our new Cameras for Cats campaign, raising money for an upcoming multi-landscape research initiative to uncover the secret lives of Borneo’s wild cats. Whilst orangutans have become near-synonymous with the island’s wildlife, Borneo is host to thousands of other animal species, including five wild cats: the bay […]
Setting up Snoops in the Jungle of Borneo
Written by Yohanes Prahara, BNF’s Content Creator and Media Liaison After almost one and a half hours of struggling up ‘the onerous cliff’, we finally arrived at the first camera trap location. The forest canopy sheltered us that afternoon. The sun wasn’t even directly above our heads yet. The atmosphere was cool and pleasant, a […]
Studying how the forest fires of 2015 have affected the behaviour and health of orangutans
My name is Abi and I’m a masters by research student from the University of Exeter collaborating with BNF and CIMTROP-University of Palangka Raya. I am studying how the forest fires of 2015 have affected the behaviour and health of orangutans in the Sebangau National Park. I am very passionate about this work as forest […]
An orangutan tries to make a selfie with camera trap!
Written by Adul (Camera trap project coordinator), Azis (Orangutan project coordinator), and Sophie Kirklin (Primate scientist) Our camera traps catch all kinds of photos and videos of the amazing animals that call the Sebangau National Park home. The camera traps are camouflaged in the forest, but don’t always go unnoticed! Recently we found one camera […]
Survey dragonflies and damselflies populations to assess changes in the surrounding environment
Written by Jennifer Brousseau (BNF’s Primate Scientist) In the month of April, the BNF-OuTrop Programme began surveying dragonflies and damselflies in the Sabangau forest to assess differences in species abundance and richness throughout the forest. Ari Purwanto, OuTrop Biodiversity Coordinator, explains a bit below about why survey dragonflies, how to carry out the surveys and […]