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Call of the Orangutan: How to Follow an Orangutan

Call of the Orangutan: How to Follow an Orangutan

In my previous post, I wrote about the first task in studying orangutan behavior: finding the animals. In this one I'll explain the second major task: following them.

August 20, 2014 — James Askew
Call of the Orangutan: Using Drones to Scan the Forest

Call of the Orangutan: Using Drones to Scan the Forest

One of the most interesting areas the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) is currently working on is mapping, monitoring and surveying orangutan habitats around the island using drones.

January 23, 2015 — James Askew
Call of the Orangutan: Rescuing a Crashed Drone

Call of the Orangutan: Rescuing a Crashed Drone

Editor's Note: This is the second part of a two-part post about using drone technology to search for orangutans around the Sikundur research station in North Sumatra.

January 26, 2015 — James Askew
Call of the Orangutan: Welcome to Camp

Call of the Orangutan: Welcome to Camp

It's taken a bit longer than I'd initially anticipated, but I'm finally at my first field site, Sikundur in North Sumatra, which will be my home for the next eight months.

July 9, 2014 — James Askew

Sunday Species Snapshot: Bali Myna

Birds don’t get much more beautiful than the Bali myna. Unfortunately, they also don’t get much rarer. Species name: Bali myna (Leucopsar rothschildi), a.k.a.

October 27, 2013 — John R. Platt
Call of the Orangutan: An Ape Named James

Call of the Orangutan: An Ape Named James

It has been an exceptionally exciting and productive first month for me at the Sikundur research station. I couldn't have asked for much more in terms of data, and it's been so hectic that sitting here in Medan, the capital city of North Sumatra, it seems like far longer than a month since I started!

August 13, 2014 — James Askew
Call of the Orangutan: The Importance of Play

Call of the Orangutan: The Importance of Play

The past couple of months have been excellent for our data collection, as we've encountered a number of parties of orangutans. This is a more common occurrence in the high productivity forests of Sumatra, where we’re working, than on Borneo, where animals tend to be much more dispersed due to limitations in food availability.

March 9, 2015 — James Askew

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