Asia's Small Apes: Outreach for Conservation
Dr Susan Cheyne, co-director of the Borneo Nature Foundation, discusses how research is helping the conservation of populations of 20 species of Asia's apes spread across a challenging and varied political and physical geography.
In this talk, Dr Susan Cheyne, co-director of the Borneo Nature Foundation, will share a series of case studies about conservation activities resulting from scientific research. She will also discuss the importance of bespoke outreach and education activities that combine science and culture.
This event is part of the Oxfordshire Mammal Group's Winter Lecture Series.
Oxfordshire Mammal Group members: FREE
General admission: £4 payable at door
Please note there will be an opportunity to purchase annual membership to the Oxfordshire Mammal Group for £6, granting you free admission to the event.
About the speaker
Dr Susan Cheyne is co-director of Borneo Nature Foundation International, Vice Chair of the IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group Section on Small Apes and a Teaching Fellow on the MSc in Primate Conservation and in Biological Anthropology at Oxford Brookes University.
She has carried out research in South East Asia since 1997 and in Indonesia since 2002, and leads a long-term study of gibbon behaviour, ecology, and socio-ecology in peat-swamp forests, as well as conducting a detailed studied of gibbon population density and distribution across Indonesian Borneo (Hylobates alibarbis, H. muelleri, and H. funereus).
Dr Cheyne initiated the first long-term, detailed study of field and large mammal biodiversity and conservation in Indonesian Borneo with a focus on the Sundra clouded leopard (Neofelis diardi). She is also overseeing the continuation of the first long-term study of red langurs (Presbytis rubicunda) in peat-swamp forest and is interested in how anthropogenic factors affect the biodiversity of these forests.