Elephant Hills Wildlife Monitoring Project
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.
Research focused on the Bang Chong area, part of the Khlon Saeng Wildlife Sanctuary, adjacent to Khao Sok National Park, and results were immediately amazing. Would you have known that lots of threatened and even as endangered classified species like wild Asian Elephants, Malayan Sun Bears, Gaurs, Asiatic Black Bears, Clouded Leopards, Malayan Tapirs or Asian Golden Cats live in close proximity to our floating camp?
These days, we collect our camera footage every other month, take notes on the treks and try to evaluate migration patterns, reproduction probability and overall gain a better insight into the diverse fauna Khao Sok has to offer. We work in close co-operation with Wildlife Research Center, National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary authorities, report 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.
Within our Wildlife Monitoring Project we have donated camera traps to the local Wildlife Sanctuary and durable metal cases to help to protect the camera traps of the Klong Saeng Wildlife Research Station.