Srepok project - photographing of wild water buffalo!
Exclusive pictures of the elusive buffalo!
Yet another goal achieved!
Although the situation is serious in terms of population numbers it is believed that the resident population (estimated 30 - 50 animals left) now at least stands a fighting chance of survival. The contributions made thus far by WWF Netherlands have enabled a site-based project to develop, unlike any other in Cambodia. The rangers and forestry officials of the SWAP team have not only begun securing the area for the benefit of animals like buffalo, gaur and banteng but have also collected data on these sightings, occurrences and observations.
Camera traps have been used to ground-truth abovementioned observations and visually verify where only tracks have been found. In terms of the SWAP animals not yet photographed included sun bear (seen twice by WWF staff though), tiger and elephant (lots of tracks recorded of both aforementioned). Up until last week buffalo also formed part of this list!!