23 April 2012
Categories: Primates Campaign News, Homepage News
Conservation requires reliable, and often detailed, information, so were very excited to see the preliminary report from Bolhan Budeng, who we supported last year through our partnership with the Primate Society of Great Britain’s Conservation Working Party.
His project has been conducting important research into the behaviour and feeding habits of proboscis monkeys in two forest areas in Sarawak – one of the Malaysian states on the island of Borneo. Over the last year, conducting 12-hour observations on a daily basis, he has gained a valuable insight into the habitat requirements of this endangered primate.
From cataloguing over 40 different food plants to logging activities at five minute intervals from their 6:30am wake-up time, this research conducted through the James Cook University in Australia will be used to develop an informed and practical conservation management plan for this species. For us, that is money well spent!