Our researchers, scientists and field staff are using the latest
technology available to coordinate the survey of rhinos in one of
the last remaining preserves in Borneo. Tabin Wildlife preserve
is located on the southeastern segment of the island of Borneo.
It covers over 120,000 hectares . The terrain is quite rugged, complete
with exotic animals like the sun bears, wild boars, insects, arduous
geography and wet areas.
The initial field research is focused on determining the demographics
of the population of Sumatran rhino. At least two base camps are
established to facilitate survey works. This includes spore signs,
habitat utilization, human and animal contact, etc.
CyberTracker software has been customized by Dr. Kilbourn to incorporate
all pertinent information.
is an icon-based easy to learn system immediately computerized and
associated with a GPS location.
Inc. granted 25 units for this specific purpose. Phototrap cameras
are placed at strategic locations where signs of rhino have been
identified or along trails where passage is highly likely.
Transfer of this technology among organizations will standardize
information and make it readily available. Trained personnel, technology
and information will be transferred among areas and organizations
so a coordinated effort can continue to expand and address immediate