Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Jungle Nite Walk

This time, off the usual timing considering the active period of Slow Loris (I yawned a lot!) Following a workshop on identification of Slow Loris and discovering that our local species, Nycticebus menagensis is actually the least researched by, I was wondering whether they can be seen here? The Park recorded sightings of them but now....?Latest population status of the species in the Park is unknown. In Sarawak, under the Wildlife Protection Ordinance 1998, Slow Loris is listed as a Totally Protected Wildlife which means hunting, keeping as pet, consuming etc are prohibited.

Unfortunately that night there wasn't any Loris :-( But we were compensated fairly! The highlight has got to be the sighting of a Common Palm Civet. Just 3 metres away...

Also several birds, a gecko, cockroaches, a frog, a sea snake, a spider and a durian fruit! All thanks to the observant Apai Elan!:-D

Apai Elan with a durian we found along the way

Monday, December 14, 2009

Official Visit

Just recently, the Park welcomed an official visit by representatives from the Project Monitoring Unit, Prime Minister Department and Ministry of Tourism. Aside from inspecting on the progress of the upgrading facilities project, they were also introduced briefly to the beauty of the Park.

Officials touring around the Park head quarters

Part of the beauty

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Revisit Batu Anchau

Was hoping for a Banded Langur or a Silver Leaf or probably Borneon Gibbons again? This time, we tried the Batu Anchau trail. About 1.35 km from the Park headquarters, it takes about an hour to reach by foot. There were sightings of several birds along the way but none of what we really hoped to see.Next time maybe. Off the trail and further.

But the outing was rewarding as always, this time with beautiful plants and views.



Clusters of Nepethes ampullaria


Taking advantage of the low tide on the way back

Sunday, December 6, 2009

5th December 2009 morning

.........The colors of a rainbow so pretty in the sky..............

How low the tide and super clean the beach was and still is!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Conservation Education Programme 2009

A conservation talk was conducted end of October in 4 plantations, 2 Primary Schools and an Iban Village end of October. The main aim was to create more conservation-conscious people in Bintulu. With only one National Park in this town, people are still ignorant about the importance of conservation. Hopefully little programmes like this will help save the wildlife and the environment from further unnecessary destruction.