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Hannah Shapland with a Jade Tree frog, during her Professional Training Year at DGFC in Kinabatangan, Sabah

PTY Feature: Hannah’s Project

As part of their Professional Training Year placements at DGFC, Cardiff University students undertake their own research project. Read about Hannah’s work on comparing the efficacy of different frog sampling techniques.

Colouring activity for kids at the Sabah State Library during the education event

A Wild Weekend at Tanjung Aru State Library

A recent education event targeting children and university students was jointly held by DGFC and the Sabah State Library. The event focused on raising awareness about the dangers threatening Sabah’s tropical ecosystems and why conservation efforts are so important.

Crime Scene Management and Advanced Investigative Techniques Course, held in Kota Kinabalu in December 2022, organized by the Sabah Wildlife Department and Danau Girang Field Centre (DGFC)

Crime Scene Management and Advanced Investigative Techniques Course

The final training session held last week provided thirty participants from 14 government and non-government organizations with a comprehensive range of tactics that the enforcement officers can use to tackle organized wildlife crime.

Royal Holloway Field Course students at a Regrow Borneo site

Royal Holloway students faced with theft of fruit baits

17 students attended the inaugural Royal Holloway Borneo Field Course, staying for two weeks at DGFC this summer.

Visitors to Danau Girang Field Centre include Ruth Padel

British poet, novelist and author Ruth Padel visits DGFC

As part of her research in Southeast Asia for her upcoming book about elephants, Ruth visited Danau Girang Field Centre to look for signs of the Bornean elephant.

Delegation from Cardiff and Wyoming at Danau Girang Field Centre (DGFC)

Joint visit by Cardiff and Wyoming to explore research collaborations

From 27–30 October, Danau Girang Field Centre welcomed a joint visit from Cardiff University and the University of Wyoming to continue exploring a collaboration between the field centres of the respective universities.

Amanda and Maz start their PhDs at the Danau Girang Field Centre

Maz and Amanda start their PhDs

Our very own Maz and Amanda have both begun their PhDs at Danau Girang Field Centre (DGFC) after being awarded scholarships by the Office of the Vice-Chancellor, Cardiff University.

Feature image for update on collaborative project at DGFC allows better understanding of viral transmissions

Pangolin project allows better understanding of viral transmissions

In collaboration with the University of Hong Kong, Danau Girang Field Centre is exploring the potential role the Sunda or Malayan pangolin plays in the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses in humans.

New efforts to monitor carbon launched at Regrow Borneo sites, and more!

Monitoring of carbon and biodiversity species at selected sites feeds efforts to mitigate climate change and forest fragmentation by restoring degraded riverine and swamp forest within the Lower Kinabatangan Floodplain.

Asian elephants prefer habitats on the boundaries of protected areas

New research, offering the most comprehensive analysis of Asian elephant movement and habitat preference to date, finds that elephants prefer habitats on the periphery of protected areas, rather than the areas themselves.