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Wildlife Survey in ICCA

A Wildlife Survey in Imbak Canyon Conservation Area (ICCA) and its surroundings is currently being held from July 5 – 22, 2012. The survey is one of the research programmes being implemented under the YS-PETRONAS Imbak Canyon Conservation Partnership.

Led by Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD), the survey is organized by YS and SWD with involvement of other relevant organizations namely Sabah Forestry Department, Sabah Parks, Sabah Museum, WWF-Malaysia, Sabah Biodiversity Centre, Borneo Conservation Trust, Universiti Malaysia Sabah and Sarawak Forestry Corporation.

The survey covers 13 locations within ICCA and the surrounding area. There are 13 teams of between 8-10 pax each, and is led by the participating organization and assisted by Yayasan Sabah staff.

The objective of the survey is to estimate wildlife species diversity and richness in ICCA and surrounding area as well as to obtain up-to-date information for research, conservation and management of wildlife in the area. Observations will be also made with regard to vegetation, salt licks, anthropological sites, and distinctive topographical elements.

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