Island of Sumatra in the Indonesian archipelago
Options of lodging: 7 or 14 days
Cost: € 1,225.00 (approximately 1,600 USD) for fourteen (14) days, and € 950.00 (1,225.00 USD) for seven (7) days. Includes transportation forth and back from the meeting point (a hotel in the province of Jambi) to base camp, food, lodging, training and guiding. You can use your credit card for online payment through paypal (at the side bar, even if you do not have a paypal account). You can also make a partial payment and complete it on your arrival at base camp.
Location: Bukit Tigapuluh National Park in central Sumatra, accomodations with overnights and meals, and optional to sleep in tents.
'Granite camp' in the reserve at central Sumatra
The species that we are most interested in is the tiger. Other species will also be recorded because they furnish important information regarding the quality of habitat for tigers, and some of them are very threatened.
Besides the tiger, species of interest and with chance of being recorded are the orangutan (Pongo abelii), elephant (Elephas maximus), Malayan tapir (Tapirus indicus), bearded pig (Sus oi), wild pig (Sus scrofa), barking deer (Muntiacus muntjak), sambar (Cervus unicolor), Malayan sun bear (Helarctos malayanus), and the clouded leopard (Neofelis diardi) among others.
The study area is within the limits of the Tesso-Nilo, idealized by WWF as a series of connected reserves, specially designed for the protection of tigers and elephants: within it, the expedition aims to use Bukit Tigapuluh National Park as headquarters, which extends itself through two provinces, Riau and Jambi.
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