Dinda and Fanti are currently on Bawean island. They follow a tight research schedule, consisting of camera trapping, observing Bawean warty pigs, and surveying the forests looking for all kind of wildlife during the night. How do they observe the pigs? The girls and their forest ranger climb on trees and wait until the pigs appear! This is the safest place, and a place where they are hidden from the pigs so they are not detected immediately. This is also why the photos sometimes have a bit of the canopy in the foreground! And the team is successful: a couple of times they were able to see the animals and even managed to take photos and notes of their behavior. We are very proud. Keeping in mind that BEKI is the first project that studies the Bawean warty pig, these are ground-breaking data! :-)
Bawean warty pigs observed from a tree :-) Photos by BEKI / Dinda Rahayu Istiqomah
Our fantastic photographer Iing Iryantoro, the education and media officer from Cikananga Wildlife Centre in Sukabumi, will travel to Bawean soon to produce some short movies that introduce our work on Bawean. He will bring his friend Fadhil, who is also experienced in filming. We can't wait to see their work!!! To give you a first impression about Iing's talent, here you see some wonderful photos that he took during his last trip to the island!
Written by Fanti.
Photo by Fanti.
Written by Shafia Zahra
Community forest is burnt near Payung-Payung