LPP is currently calling for citizens to collect wildlife sightings data in urban areas across Malaysia. This long-term data collection is part of a research project to investigate human-wildlife interface, from which the result can be used to predict traffic strike hot spots in the cities, where mitigation strategies can in turn be implemented. LPP intends to popularize the use of urban canopy bridges across our country, including in some residential areas where monkeys are frequently observed walking on the rooftops of houses and cable wires.
However, measures such as installing wildlife canopy bridges are not solutions to forest fragmentation; rather, they mitigate the negative impacts that roads have on wildlife as well as drivers. It needs to be understood that more developments to the preserved forests will only further fragment wildlife habitats, and no canopy bridge can perfectly offset the damage nor replace a natural corridor between habitats.
o On-going monitoring & research of Dusky Langurs
o First urban canopy bridge in Peninsular Malaysia
o Data collection for Human-Wildlife Interface
o “Urban Wildlife Sighting” app development – Citizen Science Project
o How environmental education encourages nature-related appreciation among the members of public – Social Science Project
o Monkey Bridges in urban areas
o Road signs
o Roadkill/wildlife crossing hotspots
o Dusky Langurs – seed dispersers or seed predators?
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