Borneo's Rare Mammals
In recent years Borneo’s Deramakot Forest Reserve has emerged as one of the most exciting mammal watching destinations on the planet, providing opportunities to see a range of species that were previously seldom seen. Dan Free takes us on a journey into the heart of the Bornean rainforest on a quest for Southeast Asia’s rarest and most sought after mammals, including the elusive Sunda clouded leopard.
Speaker: Dan Free
After graduating with an MSc in Zoology, Dan spent six weeks exploring India’s tiger reserves, before moving on to South-east Asia, Central and South America and Africa, working on conservation projects and gaining a wealth of big-cat knowledge. Back in the UK, working as an ecologist, he undertook protected species surveys and specialised in ornithology. Now the Manager of The Travelling Naturalist, he has led and researched trips to many destinations including the Brazilian Pantanal, Chile, The Falklands, Borneo, Japan and Ethiopia as well as many in Europe.
Secrets of Uganda
Uganda has an abundance of relatively un-tapped and unique wildlife experiences to impress even the most experienced traveller. The northern sections of Chidepo and Murchison Falls provide picturesque settings to observe large quantities of typical African plains game and predators, and the southern areas of the country offer opportunities to encounter mountain gorilla and chimpanzee, as well as some of the best places in East Africa to see leopard, tree-climbing lions and a substantial array of primates. The abundance of water attracts remarkable birdlife and the River Nile, Lakes Victoria, Albert and George all provide exciting bird encounters, including opportunities to encounter the illusive shoebill.
Speaker: Nick Joynes
Nick spent 10 years working in TV before being bitten by the travel bug in the late 90s and embarking on a round-the-world journey. Keen to encourage others to do the same, Nick was instrumental in creating a successful youth expedition company, and has since re-focused on wildlife and remote locations as a director of The Travelling Naturalist.