Today marked a great day for progress on a particular elephant project in North Bengkulu. It has been a work in progress to build an electric fence at the elephant conservation center in Seblat, Bengkulu, South Sumatra. The camp elephants that I have been photographing for 6 years needed an improved quality of life and this project will take steps towards ensuring that. The electric fence will allow the elephants to live chain free, mingle together as a herd and provide the potential to breed. Today the fence was completed along with solar energy to power the electric fence. Big […]
Category Archives: Elephants
The FZS (Frankfurt Zoological Society) have been running some successful projects in the Jambi region of Sumatra. One of those being the tracking of wild elephants through the use of radio collars. By attaching a radio collar to one elephant in a herd the FZS team can effectively track the entre herd and can act quickly in the event the herd might get too close to a village. This helps prevent human/elephant conflict and further deaths of the critically endangered Sumatran elephant.
Full article on Elephants of Sumatra http://elephantsofsumatra.com/radio-collar-tracking/
A gorgeous herd of wild elephants make their way across the Way Kambas National park in the early morning hours captured on the Berdiri (http://www.berdiri.org) camera traps.
It’s been quite a while in the making and the last few months have been a bit frantic trying to reach the finish line of funding the latest in a set of co-op projects I am establishing. In February I applied for funding with Rufford to implement a camera trap project in conjunction with the great NGO here in Sumatra named Vesswic (Veterinary Society for Sumatran Wildlife Conservation). The project is to incorporate camera traps inside the TWA Seblat conservation area to assist with the elephant patrols that protect the conservation area from encroachment and poaching of the endangered and protected […]