Day 8: the end of the expedition……

An uneventful trip back to Medan is followed by a further seven days of travel, of  meetings and of forming new elephant conservation research partnerships. The first is a trip to Banda Aceh to meet colleagues at the Universitas Syiah Kuala.  Banda Aceh is a clean and bright coastal town famous for the 2004 tsunami which was the first …

Continue reading Day 8: the end of the expedition……

Day 4: Journeying up the Besilang River..

  After a hot, hard and uncomfortable night at Sikundur research station, we awake at six and are greeted with an amazing breakfast in the kitchen. We finish packing our rucksacks for the journey upriver.  Today we are heading north to find a specific location in the forest where previous research on forest structure and …

Continue reading Day 4: Journeying up the Besilang River..

Expedition to Sumatra

This is an extract from my wildlife travel diary - Sumatra 15-31st January 2016 on an expedition with the LEAP programme:  For more information about LEAP (Landscape, Ecology and Primatology) project visit:  http://go-leap.wix.com/home ............................. Preparation time between New Year and the date of departure rapidly disappeared. Kit gathered, arrangements made and now the journey ahead begins. I am …

Continue reading Expedition to Sumatra