The BEKI team apologizes for the recent silence, we have been very busy with analyzing the data that we brought back from Bawean island. We are glad to announce that we have a first estimate of the population size of Bawean warty pigs. There are probably between 300 and 600 animals left on the island. Not particularly many, but for a small island it is a decent population! We are currently working on the first research publication of our results. Stay tuned! In the meanwhile, you can read two of the project outputs, an article in the Journal "Suiform Soundings" and the description of Bawean warty pigs on the website of the Wild Pig Specialist Group (WPSG) of the World Conservation Union (IUCN).
Photo: The team discussing their data (from left to right: Shafia Zahra, Simen Blokland, Mark Rademaker).
Photo: BEKI education material - an information leaflet that explains about the endemic Bawean warty pig and about the work of BEKI, and stickers with a conservation message. Both in Indonesian language.