Esther’s last weeks in Bardia, Nepal were packed with conservation. Besides doing field work for her thesis, she also got the chance to learn more about mitigating human-wildlife conflicts. In her last video, which also shows the magnificent wildlife Bardia National Park, she tells us more about that!
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.
Large cities and nature conservation do not seem to match well. But this video is the proof that that’s not necessarily true. Have a look and see for yourself that conservation can be done anywhere and anytime, even in a metropolis!
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.
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!