Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project (OuTrop)
Five years of support
KEEPING OUR VETS BUSY – Update from Dr Nigel
Eyos, Oscar and Hope…
Something had to be done…
Miskam moves to the Tabin reserve. “Miskam’s instant ability to be able to forage filled everyone with the sense of awe.”
Early in 2012 the work of OU Trop came to the Appeal’s attention as their Fire Team was battling to keep the peat fires under control. As a relatively small NGO they needed help in finding funding for this essential work and the Appeal was delighted to offer them support in the form of a £5,000 grant.
Ever since I was young, I knew I wanted to work with animals, but it was when I visited Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre in Sabah as a tourist in 2010 I realised I wanted to be involved with the conservation of primates, and particularly great apes.
Our primatologist James Robins has been running the PRMP in the Tabin Reserve, Sabah for over three years now and in response to common questions from our supporters such as “how do you spend your days in the jungle?” James has sent us the following:
The copious amount of rain which fell during 2012 wasn’t confined to the UK, Sepilok has seen some of the worst storms and flooding during November and December this year.