With little more than a notebook, binoculars, and her fascination with wildlife, Jane Goodall braved a realm of unknowns to give the world a remarkable window into the world of the wild chimpanzees of Tanzania. Her fearlessness and adventurous spirit would lead her to blaze a trail that has enabled many female biologists to follow in her footsteps. Jane has long been one of the most clear and unwavering voices advocating for wildlife, local people, environmental protection, and urgent actions to address the deepening climate crisis. This week, it is our great privilege to host Dr Jane Goodall in Penang. Together with Roots & Shoots Malaysia, Universiti Sains Malaysia, and the Malaysian Primatalogical Society, we encourage you to be part of this historic gathering at Dewan Tuanku Syed Putra, Universiti Sains Malaysia on 23 November 2019. Admission is free but it is necessary to register. Please do so by following this link: http://tiny.cc/wziaez Only a limited number of seats now remain.
Habitat Travel Grant gives
gibbon study a boost
Nurul Iza Adrina is a PhD candidate at USM. Her study of gibbon populations in Taman Negara National Park and Merapoh, Pahang uses bioacoustics monitoring technology as a tool to understand the behaviour and ecology of Malaysia's wild gibbons. To enable her to develop the skills to analyse her data, Iza received a THF Travel Grant to participate in a Sound Analysis Workshop at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. The workshop, which was designed specifically to aid researchers in analysing animal vocalizations is helping Iza to broaden the scope of her research. Read more here.
The Lar Gibbon is one of two species of small ape found in Taman Negara National Park.
This photo was taken by Peter Ong of #Project Monyet, a photographic journey to capture images of all Malaysia's wonderful primates. Project Monyet is holding an exhibition at Ruang, Think City from 16 - 28 November 2019. It really should not be missed.
Canopy Studies at The Habitat Penang Hill
Clemens Fischer, who hails from Eberswalde, Germany is a researcher that is spending some time at The Habitat Penang Hill doing what he loves best - exploring the forest canopy. Our location alongside the beautiful Bukit Kerajaan Virgin Jungle Reserve provides abundant opportunitites for students of tropical forest ecology to do research. Clemens has been with us since early October 2019 attempting to understand the inner-workings of forest ecosystems. He is a student at Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development in Germany where he is pursuing his Bachelor of Science in International Forest Ecosystem Management.
Clemens is a recipient of a Penang Hill Research Grant. His study will help us better understand the diversity of plant and animal life in this rainforest, aspects of their ecological characteristics, and how the different layers are used. Read more about his journey here.
Life after dark at The Habitat
Some of the most satisfying wildlife sightings at The Habitat are the ones that we almost never get to see. After dark, one of Malaysia's most charming creatures has uncurled from its slumber and set out to forage. Here, beautifully captured on camera, is a Sunda slow loris, a most peculiar primate. It is seen here scratching itself on some rattan which is a popular highway for many species. Lorises are known to scent mark their territories. They are mainly solitary, and the scent marking is a way to communicate with others of its species, who generally tend to space themselves out within a common setting. Watch the videohere.
School's out! Rainforest fun is in!
Head up to Penang Hill with the kids these school holidays to learn more about plants & animals! Nestled in the tropical rainforest, The Habitat Penang Hill is alive with sights and sounds of rainforest diversity, the perfect place to learn about native plants, animals and insects! Head up to Penang Hill with the kids this school holidays to learn more about the various species that inhabit our rainforest. Find out more about our special School Holiday programmes. Visit our website at www.thehabitat.my
Become part of our community!
The holiday season is a time to focus on memorable experiences. Give yourself, or your loved ones the privileges of Inhabitant membership. In addition to all-year access to enjoy the peaceful rainforest setting, there are many other great benefits. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.