Hornbill Conservation Project in Belum – Temengor Forest Complex (BTFC)
Malaysian Nature Society (MNS)
2 Years (2012 –
Who understands hornbills better than the people
who live in the same environment as the birds?
The Orang Asli community in Kampung Chuweh in
Gerik, Perak, are among the first indigenous community living in the
Belum-Temengor that the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) approached to aid with
field work that can shed light on these beautiful birds and how they survive in
During the field activities that were conducted from December 2012
to February 2013, seven feeding sites for the rhinoceros hornbills, one feeding
site for the great hornbills and three feeding sites for the oriental pied
hornbills were discovered.
MNS also held the first Hornbill Conservation Education Camp from
February 22 to 24, 2013 in Gerik and the Temengor forest. A total of 15 school
nature club coordinators and 10 co-curriculum officers from the Education
Departments of various states participated in this camp.
Great Hornbill nesting. Picture courtesy of Tee Lian Huat, MNS
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