I have just met Murray Collins, one of the researchers working for ZSL in Sumatra on the tiger conservation project. I will be spending some of my trip with him and the Indonesian team who I will meet when I arrive. Murray works in the ZSL field station located in the Berbak reserve, in Jambi province of Sumatra. Murray tells me that the reserve is buzzing with wildlife and given that the Sumatran jungle is second only to the amazon in terms of biodiverisy this makes me even more excited to get there. Murray is putting together short videos to show school children what it is like to work in the Sumatran Jungle. Watch this special footage of the world in which ZSL conservationist's live deep in the Sumatran jungle. What makes me most excited is that he has heard a tiger make a kill metres from the field station! The team have also seen tiger paw prints imprinted over their own footprints when returning to camp at the end of a long day checking camera traps and doing survey work. It's still a few weeks until I'll be getting on a plane but I can't wait. Teague
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