In conjunction with Earth Day, a documentary is being released to call on Muslims to take better care of our planet’s precious biodiversity. This five-minute film, entitled ‘Harimau Selamanya’, highlights the need to protect our environment in the context of Islam, with a special focus on the plight of the Malayan tiger. It includes a … MoreVideo Update 7: Harimau Selamanya
The end of 2015 marks the completion of the second year for Project Harimau Selamanya. The year 2015 has been more productive and eventful than we could have ever imagined when we started off! In the space of a year, we have continued deepening collaboration with state and federal government partners. Our field team has … MoreProject update 20: Harimau Selamanya year 2 in review
It’s definitely been a crazy, roller coaster ride for Project Pteropus so far! Time flies when you’re having fun, and before we knew it, we’re already in the third and final year of Sheema‘s PhD. We’re due to start a tiny bit more of fieldwork over the next 3 months, then everything needs to be wrapped … MoreProject update 19, photo update 11, video update 6: Project Pteropus phase 1 in review
It’s been an intense roller coaster adventure for Project Pteropus so far! Sadly, we still haven’t been successful in getting much funding, as none of our grant applications last year were accepted. Donors either feel that flying foxes aren’t a priority, Peninsular Malaysia isn’t a priority, or both Still, this hasn’t stopped us from accomplishing … MoreProject update 18: Project Pteropus: Year 1 in review
As Year 1 of Project Harimau Selamanya draws to a close, we can safely say that we had a very eventful and satisfying maiden year. A big thumbs up from the team, our government partners and our donors is testimony to this. In any conservation project, there will be ups and downs.
No, this is not an update on the fortunes of Malaysia’s youth football team, affectionately named Harimau Muda. Instead, this is the first update on one of Rimba’s youngest (‘muda’ in Bahasa Melayu) projects – Harimau Selamanya! This newest project only hit the ground running in February and is still very much in its infancy. However, it … MoreProject update 16: Harimau muda!
It’s mango carnage season in Tioman!!! Why do we say that? Well, if you take a look at the photo above, you’ll get an idea of just how many juicy fragrant mangoes have been left to litter and rot on the ground. And that’s not even counting the ones that fell into the river below! … MoreProject update 15: Mango carnage season!
Hi Rimba friends, the Kenyir Wildlife Corridor Project finally has a new update to share with you! What have we been up to? Well for a start, we’ve found ourselves a new research station in the town of Gerik (Perak). Why do we need one there? This is because Reuben and Ahimsa are teaming up to start a new project … MoreProject update 8: Two Wildlife Corridor Projects!
Ahimsa writes: “While half of our team are in the field preparing to collar a bull from Kelantan, here is the new issue of MEME Updates. Catch up with MEME’s new members and recent activities!” Please note: MEME Updates now has a new online home where each new issue will be uploaded when it comes out. … MoreProject update 7: MEME Updates, Issue #4
Looks like February is shaping up to be a busy month for us! Fancy some light weekend reading?? MEME Updates is back in its third incarnation, and it just keeps getting better and better! Go Team MEME!
MEME updates are back, in yet another luscious issue, covering activities and news from September to November. Some exciting things are in store…including a chance for you to get involved! Interested in embarking on conservation research to save elephants?? Click on the image below and read on!
Like most Malaysians out there, we at Rimba have been enjoying the week-long double holiday. We hope everyone had a good Hari Raya and Hari Merdeka! Meanwhile, Ahimsa has been keeping himself busy with elephant-related activities.
Heads up folks! This is the first ever fieldwork update from the Kenyir Wildlife Corridor Project and we’re very excited to report that the Kenyir forests are alive and well! We’ve just completed 4-km transects at more than 30 access points along the Kuala Berang highway. This highway cuts through three contiguous production forest reserves … MoreProject update 3: Kenyir forests are alive and about to be camera trapped!
Rimba would like to give a special shout-out to the Terengganu State Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP or its Malay acronym PERHILITAN) for conducting a successful raid that netted Vietnamese and Cambodian poachers plundering Tembat Forest Reserve, one of the research sites in the Kenyir Wildlife Corridor Project. The poachers were caught red-handed … MoreProject update 2: Kudos to Wildlife Department for nabbing pangolin hunters
We would like to announce that Rimba’s first research station is now operational in the idyllic (and often wet) Basung Village in the Kuala Berang district of Terengganu (Fig. 1). Our first research station is fortunate to have a strategic location (Fig. 2)- 45 min from Kuala Terengganu, 1 hr from the beaches of Penarik, 20 … MoreProject update 1: Rimba’s first research station operational