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Friday, August 8, 2008

Borneo Bound
My husband Paul and I are off first thing in the morning for our Asian adventure! Our ultimate destination is the Malaysian state of Sabah, on the island of Borneo. On the way, we will be stopping in Hong Kong and Singapore for a few days each. This trip is part vacation, part CLP fact-finding and project observation. We will be spending time visiting two field projects supported by CLP grants. First up will be Andreas Wilting's cat study in Dermakot. After that we'll visit Andy Hearn and Jo Ross' field project in the Danum Valley. We will also be meeting with folks from the Kinabatangan Orangutan Conservation Project in Sukau. They have an established community education effort and are interested in partnership possibilities with us, using CLP conservation education materials. We are very interested in having a stronger presence in Borneo and believe this might be a great way to get involved. We will also be talking about the possibility of providing education materials as an adjunct to Andreas' and Andy and Jo's projects. It should be a productive trip and if we are lucky we should see some great wildlife along the way. I will do my best to post some updates from our trip, but Internet access will be pretty spotty. I'll do what I can, so keep checking back!

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