A peak into the coolest desk based volunteering you will ever find….
The main aims of the project are:
(1) study the status, behaviour, ecology and conservation genetics of the five species of Bornean wild cat, with a focus on the clouded leopard.
(2) investigate the effects of habitat alteration on Bornean wild cats.
(3) raise capacity for felid research in Malaysia and Indonesia through the continued training of a local ecologists.
(4) increase awareness of the Bornean wild cats and their conservation needs, using the clouded leopard as a flagship species.
All photos © Andrew Hearn/WildCRU
A “Prickle” of porcupines
Orangutan on a mission
Some very boisterous pig-tailed macaques
Male bearded pig
Masked palm civet rolling in the leaves
Male bearded pig, female with young
Banded palm civet
and the clouded leopard….
I thoroughly enjoyed this experience, and one can’t really explain the excitement of seeing a clouded leopard, or orangutan, after seeing several hundred images of deer and pigs!
More info on the project can be found here: http://www.wildcru.org/research/research-detail/?project_id=57