Rabbits revealed

I came to Southeast Asia thinking that I would study tigers. Instead I study tiger rabbits. If you had told me four years ago that the focus of my work, indeed my obsession, would be furry fluff balls that could fit in my hand, I would have thought you were crazy. And yet that is exactly what has happened. Of course, the cynical perspective would be that I’ve taken to striped rabbits Read more…

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Camera trapping in Quang Nam

From our base camp we set off in the early morning and hiked through forest still gripped by the coolness of night. We hiked single file without speaking for two hours and then stopped to rest in an open clearing where the amber-tinted new morning light fell warm and bright. One of the team members took a drink from a nearby mountain stream. Read more…

The last best hope for Owston’s civet

The jungles of the central Annamites are renowned for their incredible small carnivore diversity: the number of sharp-toothed furry critters roaming these forests should send a shiver of fear down the back of anything rabbit-sized or smaller: and a shiver of pleasure to any tropical biologist who happens to find himself in this corner of Southeast Asia. Read more…

Nostalgia

Our last full day in Xe Sap came sooner than I had expected: On other surveys I felt the weight of the days and was more and more ready to head home as the weeks wore by. But Xe Sap gave me an energy, a vitality, that pushed me on. Perhaps it was the anticipation that this area, Read more…