Arriving to the village of Cipaganti to start work on The Little Fireface Project I found myself far away from the hustle and bustle of the capital and instead surrounded by welcoming faces, both in the LFP house and in the village! I was lucky enough to arrive just 2 days before Loris Pride Day; an annual event set up by LFP to celebrate the project and thank the community for allowing us to be a part of their village. The event included parades, games, music, puppet shows, and dancing; a fantastic introduction to the project and the villages involvement with us!
As the week went on I was introduced to the Kepala Desa (village chief), took data on a nature club session, and learnt more about my job as Field Station Coordinator. The Little Fireface Project is involved in so many areas of conservation; from research, to outreach, social media, education, to agroforestry. The interests and passion of the team keeps this expanding and the range of staff and volunteers employed here reflects this. My background is in primate and domestic animal rescue centres, and conservation project management; which will hopefully continue to compliment the team and help towards the conservation of the slow loris!
- Laura Beasley, Field Station Coordinator