Permission granted from the head of Berbak National Park to enter the forests.
Project manager Dr. Tom Maddox uses GPS technology to locate certain points in the forest.
The only way into the heart of the swamp forest- crash landing the ZSL boat at opportune moments!
Canoes become an essential tool in finding swamp entry points.
Sawn wood: illegal logging is one of the biggest problems faced by Berbak National Park, making the REDD programme an essential conservation initiative.
Gabriel Eickhoff, contracted by ZSL under the banner of Forest Carbon, starts his baseline survey of the forest which is necessary for the REDD projects success. The team will ascertain the current level of flora in the park, which in turn can assess the carbon mass absorbed.
When you just can’t see the wood for the trees, a vantage point always comes in handy.
The terrain is not always easy to navigate.
Many parts of Berbak National Park have been destroyed over the years through accidental forest fires, often started by people who shouldn’t have been there in the first place. This evidence is vital to the baseline survey.