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Cooking on the edge: conservation starts from good meal!

You got no choice on your packed lunchbox and your daily meals when you are staying in the forest and do some conservation fieldwork. Practicality is the key. People need to go to the forest as early as the sunrise to do the survey and go back to the camp feeling exhausted in the afternoon after walking in rugged terrain of tropical rainforest. With the limited cooking skill of field staff, we can only rely on simple omelet, fried noodle, fried rice, or some crackers. On the other side, the siamang group (Hylobates syndactylus) that we follow all day may stop at a fruiting ebony tree (Diospyros sp.), having a hearty meal of the day before moving on to another trees. What a day! Continue reading

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Linking one to another in Fort Rotterdam

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Aside from my attendance in International Conference on Alfred Russel Wallace and the Wallacea last week in Makassar, I forced myself to visit Fort Rotterdam during the drizzling rain of Friday afternoon. Continue reading