Final Year Project Students of year 2019 – 2020

Young generation in field research

Anis Adlina

“My name is Anis Adlina, and the title of my thesis is ‘Home Range, Daily Travelling Routes, Speed and Sleeping Site Assessment of Dusky Langur, Trachypithecus obscurus in Cherok Tokun, Penang.’ Based on the five months of observation, the daily travelling routes and speed of the dusky langurs were recorded, which formed their home range. The sleeping sites and the sleeping tree preferred by the dusky langurs were identified and examined. The data gathered from this study can be a useful reference in conservation management plans for the dusky langurs in Cherok Tokun.”

Natalie Lian

“I am a student of Universiti Sains Malaysia and joined LPP while i was carrying out my final year project in 2019. My research entitled “Activity budgets and feeding ecology in wild dusky langurs (Trachypithecus obscurus) in Cherok Tokun, Penang, Malaysia.” This project helps me to gain a deeper understanding of the daily activities of dusky langurs such as the proportion of time dusky langurs spend on feeding, positioning and locomotion in a day, and to know more about the food items and food plant species consumed by dusky langurs.”

Fitri Suhaimi

“The title of my thesis is ‘The activity budgets of adult and juvenile dusky langurs and their home range in Teluk Bahang, Penang’. The activity budgets and home range data were collected by following a habituated group of langurs in Teluk Bahang for roughly 4 months from November 2019 until February 2020, before the pandemic COVID-19 hit Malaysia. The group consists of 14 individuals with 7 adults, 4 juveniles and 3 infants. This study enables us to compare and determine any significant differences in activity budgets between the adult and juvenile langurs while locating their home range preferred in Teluk Bahang forest for the respective months.”

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