Tree Survey Starts to Bear Fruit
The tree survey that I worked on last year and this year is still ongoing, with less than half of the marked trees examined so far this year. However, it is already becoming apparent that certain species of tree are getting a higher rate of usage by the bears than others. For example the Bornean ironwood or belia trees are usually observed to have had a high rate of use for climbing in the forest, whereas the kayu malam tree typically showed no markings whatsoever. It will be interesting to see what can be concluded from the final results once the study has been completed.