Contributing to wildlife research in Khao Sok

Elephant Hills donates camera trap cases to Klong Saeng Wildlife Research Station

We started our Wildlife Monitoring Project in 2011, shortly after opening our Rainforest Camp at Cheow Larn Lake, one of the most unique and pristine locations in the world. We were eager to find out what kinds of wildlife roam in the evergreen forests of Khao Sok National Park, and the remote channels of the lake have been ideal for capturing the movements of various species with our motion triggered cameras hidden in the jungle.

Throughout the years of running this fascinating project, we have been in regular contact with the National Park, Wildlife Sanctuaries and especially the Wildlife Research Center, which is located close to the pier, where our guests hop on a longtail boat and start their journey to our prestigious floating camp. The highly skilled staff at the research center have provided us with very useful information and advice which has helped us to improve our work. After all, without knowledge of how to find areas frequented by wildlife and how to correctly position, adjust and maintain the camera traps, we couldn’t have achieved such amazing results with the project. Returning from our latest visit to the jungle, we spotted as many as 27 species from the footage!

Meeting with the head of the research center

In return, we report to the research center regularly of our findings and share our camera trap footage with them. We also do our best to help them out with their projects, as we believe that the more information we can gather from this special area, the more tools and knowledge we have for conserving it. This is why we decided to donate 18 durable, hopefully “wild elephant proof” metal cases to protect the research center’s camera traps when recording the animals’ movements deep in the jungle.

Learn more about our Wildlife Monitoring Project here. By gathering information on the flora and fauna in Khao Sok, we believe we can help the National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries with their continuous efforts on preserving this unique area. We are currently looking for partners to co-operate with our Wildlife Monitoring Project. If you or your company would be interested, please contact us at projects@elephanthills.com.

 

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