Benoit Goossens gave us a fascinating insight into how a new field centre can be a centre for some fascinating scientific work.
He came across the Danau Girang Field Centre as an empty building which had been developed with grant aid, but no longer term plan for its use had been put into place (how often do you hear such tales!)
He developed a collaborative plan for Cardiff University to get involved with the Sabah Wildlife Department and through seeking external sponsorship from other organizations and has developed the centre into a thriving centre for ecological studies
The centre opened in 2008 and has gone from strength to strength, and we were treated to a number of insights that have been gained by using state of he art camera systems that capture images day or night when there is movement
You can read more about the field centre on the Cardiff University Danau Girang Field Centre page
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