Conservation of the orang-utan in Kinbatangan Wildlife Sanctuary, Sabah
Professor Mike Bruford
Host Country Institutions:
Kinabatangan Orangutan Conservation Project
To provide a range of essential information on the genetic structure of the Kinabatangan orangutan population to create a conservation strategy.
Train 1 Sabah Wildlife Department staff and 4 local people in the field on non-invasive sampling. Train 30 undergraduates and 10 Sabah Wildlife Department staff for 6 weeks in conservation & population biology, molecular genetics and behavioural ecology. 2 Msc students. Produce Malay & English booklet on developing molecular techniques applied in conservation biology for under- and post-graduate students. Publicity campaign. Produce management plan & submit to Sabah Wildlife Department. Create database of orangutan distribution, population fragementation & genetic information at the University of Malaysia-Sabah. Establish research unit for rainforest species conservation at University of Malaysia-Sabah. Disseminate results at international workshop.
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