LOCATION: SARAWAK, MALAYSIA
TARGET SPECIES: BORNEAN ORANGUTAN, Hornbills
STATUS: IN PROGRESS
Borneo, Malaysia is a biodiversity hotspot, treasured by people all around the world for its abundance of wildlife, including orangutans. For four years, the Smithsonian Institution, UW-Madison student Olivia Cosby, and the Sarawak Forestry Corporation conducted wildlife surveys in Lanjak Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary. Local men from the longhouse communities were hired to act as research assistances, doing much of the camera trapping.
Community Conservation is now partnering with Olivia, the Smithsonian, and the Sarawak Forest Corporation to convert the research project into a community-led conservation project. Our goal for the Malaysia project is to develop a community-led project that will benefit people and wildlife living in the forests bordering Lanjak Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary (LEWS).
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