Coming Up – Thailand

KhlongSaeng Wildlife Sanctuary, Thailand

In July 2014 Habitat ID will begin a new camera-trapping project in Southern Thailand’s KhlongSaeng Wildlife Sanctuary. This large tropical rain forest is contiguous with 5 other protected areas, among them the popular Khao Sok National Park. We will be teaming up with the renowned wildlife photographer Lawrence Bruce Kekulé for this project, and our target species will be both small and large cats, included Marbled cat, Clouded leopard, Leopard, and, hopefully, Tiger. Other enigmatic fauna known to inhabit the park include: Asian elephant, Malayan tapir, Malayan Sun bear, and several species of primates, birds, and reptiles. This will be an ongoing project in which we carry out camera-trap surveys over a period of time, and our plan is to expand our survey and conservation work into the adjoining protected areas of Khao Sok, Sri PhangNga National Park. As this area was never covered by the Ice Age the forests here are thought to be over 160 million years old, making them older and richer than the Amazon rain forest or the Congo Basin.