KOTA KINABALU: Scubazoo will be launching its latest online series, ‘Borneo Jungle Diaries’ tomorrow in conjunction with World Environment Day.
The series featuring 10 new episodes , will see each episode aired Monday.
It will highlight the efforts by researchers and scientists of Danau Girang Field Centre (DGFC), a remote facility in Kinabatangan, in their efforts to save Borneo’s wildlife.
The first episode will be made available on scubazoo.tv at 4pm tomorrow and DGFC facebook page.
This is the third series on Borneo by the Asian leading natural history filming and photography company based in Kota Kinabalu.
Borneo Jungle Diaries will feature Aaron ‘Bertie’ Gekoski and had hosted two previous series – Borneo from Below and Borneo Wildlife Warriors, said Scubazoo founder and chief executive officer Simon Christopher.
“We hope to create more buzz on the wildlife conservation efforts here not just globally but also locally as many Sabahans do not know much about their endemic animals, via the online tv series,” said Christopher during a press preview of the series.
Meanwhile, DGFC director Dr Benoit Goossens said the series aim to investigate life behind-the-scenes at the field centre, as researchers safeguard Kinabatangan’s most charismatic animals through monitoring, learning and understanding.
Amongst the interesting content are the tagging of Sunda pangolin for the first time ever, intimate insights into the behaviour of nocturnal primates, and tracking a herd of elephants.
“Four episodes will also showcase Malaysian students studying at the field centre; PhD students Nurzhafarina Othman, Elisa Panjang and Sai Kerisha Kntayya and Masters student Leona Wai.
“I believe that those students can become ambassadors for wildlife conservation in Sabah and Malaysia and are examples to be followed by the next Malaysian generation of conservationists,” said Goossens in a statement.
Source: New Straits Times