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How research helps to protect Thai elephants MEF is a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving welfare for captive Asian elephants, working in the tourism industry in Thailand. Their mission is to have as many elephants as possible in their natural habitat – either by bringing elephants back from tourist camps or to keep the elephants […]
I realise that I promised you a vlog for this week, but due to circumstances, I wasn’t able to make a video. Nevertheless, the story of this week shows you what happens with unreleasable pangolins and introduces you to the other inhabitants of the rescue centre. Enjoy the blog!
The process between the rescue of a pangolin and its release back into the wild often is an intensive one. Curious about what needs to be done before you can release a pangolin? In this first of two vlogs recorded at the Save Vietnam’s Wildlife rescue centre, I will guide you through the daily life here.
(footage of rescue centre made by me, property of Save Vietnam’s Wildlife)
I apologise in advance for this long (and perhaps a little lengthy?) blogpost, but there is just too much to write about this week’s subject: the pangolin. An odd-looking, cute, fascinating and very threatened animal. After reading the story and seeing the photos you’ll probably agree with me!
In some conservation cases, the situation is too complicated to solve with just one perfect method. One of those situations is the human-elephant conflict on Sumatra. This week’s vlog shows a conservation effort that is a step forward, but doesn’t provide a perfect answer to the problem.
As a conservation student, I believe doing research and obtaining knowledge is a very important aspect of conservation work. But obviously, gaining knowledge is only part of the story. You also need people in the field. Read this week’s blog to learn how Rudi’s FKL works on both aspects, to facilitate a healthy Leuser Ecosystem!
The moment you walk in the Leuser rainforest, you immediately sense that it’s full of life. In this week’s vlog I introduce you to some unique inhabitants of Leuser, found nowhere else in the world. Each one of these species deserves to be protected, but there are more reasons why we should take good care of Leuser. Check out the video to learn about that!
Sometimes conservation challenges are too big to fight on your own. In situations like these, it’s better to team up than to stand alone. In the fight to save the unique Leuser ecosystem in Indonesia, Sumatra-based NGOs HAkA and FKL joined forces. Read this week’s blog to find out why this collaboration turned out to be so successful!
This week’s video is recorded on beautiful Calawit Island. Even on a small island like this you can find many conservation stories and challenges. At first I wanted to report on mangroves, but during my stay on the island, I became intrigued by the complex relation between dugongs and tourism. So here’s a longer video dealing with both topics. Enjoy!