The North-eastern Bornean Orangutan found in Sabah, Malaysia is an endangered member of the great apes. Oil palm plantations that create the vast monotonous landscapes of modern day Malaysia are particularly poor for holding biodiversity that can support the large mammals that need this space since their displacement from their native tropical rainforest. One of many human-wildlife space conflicts that could be lessened by careful planning. Alas there is no such thing as ‘careful planning’ in an industry that is driven by those that care only for their own financial welfare.
Bizarre Phasmid/Leaf insect from the order Phasmatodea found in the Malaysian Rainforest in northern Perak.
Unknown species of Damselfly in a Malaysian forest (Please help with the ID!)
The Tioman Soft-shelled Turtle (Dogania soblana) is a freshwater species inhabiting rainforest streams throughout Tioman, feeding on shrimp, fish and detritus. However poaching of eggs, as with their marine cousins, is even becoming a problem high up in the rainforest.
Lantern bug (Family: Fulgoridae) in a Malaysian Rainforest. This one was spotted in Belum-Temanggor Forest in near the Thai border. These are major highlights of forest walks for me.
Mock Viper (Psammodynastes pulverulentus) on the slopes of the rainforest clad Pulau Tioman, Malaysia.
Rufous-tailed Jacamar (Galbula ruficauda) in the Tobago Rainforest, Caribbean.