Camera trap image of a male Babirusa
Image credit: Agus Jati
Project

Developing a Monitoring Program for the Endangered Togean Islands Babirusa

Duration
2022 - 2023
Location
Indonesia
Species protected
Togian Islands Babirusa Babyrousa togeanensis

Project objectives

This research project aims to fill critical knowledge gaps on the ecology and distribution of the Endangered Togean Islands Babirusa by developing a monitoring program through the involvement of citizen scientists. The project will also deploy 100 camera trap sites across the entire distribution range of the babirusa for five months, as well as assess key habitat characteristics.

This project is implemented by Agus Jati, University of Maine.

Threaths

Habitat loss & degradation

Poaching

Reduced genetic diversity