Monthly Archives: August 2011

Orangutan nest building

Follow this link to view fascinating video footage, by the Wildlife Research Center of Kyoto University, taken of a wild orangutan building a nest at Danum Valley, Sabah (Malaysian Borneo).

Tanjung Puting National Park

Last week we said we’d put up some images from Tanjung Puting National Park and surrounding areas, (Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo).  Here are a few recent ones all of which were taken during June’s Conservation Tour and Reading University’s field visit in July. Dyok – dominant male at Pondok Tanggui by Jenny Aundrews Stork-billed kindfisher […]

Bangkal – a gentle giant

I’d like to share with you a lovely story… In October 2000, I went to Tanjung Puting National Park, Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo to join the Orangutan Foundation Volunteer Programme .  Back then, illegal logging of the national park was in full flow and because of this our group of 12 volunteers found it hard to keep our spirits […]