Primarily, we hope that this project can showcase the vast array of elusive animal life that these unresearched nature reserves have to offer. We have six target species which I will list below but we are not limited to just those species. The locations that we are studying are under serious threat from the illegal wildlife trade, as well as illegal logging and any evidence of untoward human activity in the area could aid the case if these people were to be prosecuted.
The key species are as follows:
Sumatran Tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) IUCN Status: Critically Endangered
Malayan Tapir (Tapirus indicus) IUCN Status: Endangered
Sun Bear (Helarctos malayanus) IUCN Status: Vulnerable
Sumatran Serow (Capricornis sumatraensis) IUCN Status: Vulnerable
Sunda Clouded Leopard (Neofelis diardii) IUCN Status: Vulnerable
Northern Dhole (Cuon alpinus) IUCN Status: Endangered
As previously stated, these camera traps are primarily for capturing evidence of the presence of these rare and elusive animals, however we will be very happy with any species they might capture.
There is also the possibility that we may be able to protect these incredible ecosystems from destruction by illegal loggers or poachers.