to participate in the primatology field school
Report: OTSUKI RYOTA
Date: 2011/7/30 - 2011/8/29
In Mugie ranch, I observed wildlife with game drive.
And I learned the landform, vegetation, tribes, and conservation of wildlife especially black rhinoceros.
In Twala, I observed the traditional pastoralism life of Maasai and the spreading of Opuntia sp.
which is the invasive species.
And I learned the influence of the Opuntia on the ecosystem.
In William Holden Foundation Education Center, I attended a lecture on the bio gas and reuse water.
In Chimpanzee Sanctuary, I learned the actual situation of bush meat trade and poaching for getting pets.
Near the Tana river, I observed vegetation and primates.
And I learned the importance of cooperation among the community, government and local people in conservation of wildlife.
And I also received training and practice of vegetation and primate research.
I made study plan in yellow baboon and carried out it.
In Mombasa, I observed the South Coast-Colobus Trust and learned the threat caused they living near human.