Monday, May 25, 2009

Belum-Temmenggor Hornbill Volunteer Programme 2009

The Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) previously organised two scientific expeditions in 1994 and 1998 into the Belum-Temengor forest complex to document its rich biological diversity and subsequently proposed for its gazzettement as a protected area. During these expeditions, MNS discovered the spectacular mass movement of the globally threatened Plain-pouched hornbill Aceros subruficollis in its thousands.

In Malaysia hornbills can be found in secondary and virgin rainforest. One of the areas hornbills are found in Malaysia is Belum- Temengor in the state of Perak which is a rainforest complex estimated to be 130 million years old.

Always wanted to play an active role in conservation, right smack where the action is thick? This is it. Come join us.

For more details and application form, please visit the original article which can be found on

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