Preparations at base are going well. The river levels have dropped because we are now well into the dry season, but we have access to a fleet of smaller boats. Febri is intending to extend his camera-trapping work and also has more ideas about further survey tasks that the team can perform.
We are also talking to the local communities about hosting us on our overnighters and other activities that are designed to integrate local communities into our work. So far, so good. The trailblazing continues. Remember that this is our inaugural year and that tiger conservation in particular needs long-term solutions. We will keep plugging away patiently, building relationships and conducting our surveys. Thank you everyone for helping with this. You could have gone to the beach or a petting zoo or an easy safari. Instead you have chosen to be trailblazers in search of sustainable solutions to tiger conservation and the elusive animal itself. Thank you for this and we look forward to meeting team 4 tomorrow. Febri will meet you at the assembly point in Pekanbaru and Anthony will see you at Subayang base.
From our Sumatran tiger conservation volunteering holiday with tigers in Sumatra, Indonesia