You helped to train two biodiversity officers and provide camera traps to monitor the forest. We know that a healthy forest is a biodiverse one. There’s strong evidence to show that forest areas inhabited by large animals store more carbon. And the presence of rare fauna and flora is a great incentive for communities wanting to preserve their forest.
So Issac and Nicky, the biodiversity officers, were understandably over the moon when they found that a group of Southern Crowned Pigeons was thriving in the forest near their village. This huge, majestic bird is the world’s largest pigeon and is at risk of becoming endangered. Finding evidence of them isn’t just great for Orangerie Bay, it’s great for science. The images, video, and data that Isaac and Nicky gather can be used to further knowledge about this elusive crowned beauty.