Esther

Life in the field

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As a conservationist, being in the field is not only limited to observing animals and/or doing research. Whilst doing her research in Nepal, Esther tells us that her life in the field is also about enjoying (and adapting to) different cultures and the (inevitable) office work.

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Researching Human-Wildlife Conflicts in Nepal

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Going abroad for conservation research is very interesting of course, but can also raise a lot of questions: “where do you stay?”, “what’s it like to be in another country?” or “how do you actually conduct the research?”. In her first video, Esther gives you a first small glimpse into her life as a researcher in Nepal.

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How research helps to protect Thai elephants

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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 […]

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Daily life at a pangolin rescue centre

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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)

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No perfect solution

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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.

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Facilitating a healthy Leuser Ecosystem

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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!

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A forest full of life

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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!