Orangutans are a keystone species and a symbol for the threatened forests of Borneo and Sumatra. But by default, if we can ensure there is a future for these great apes we also protect a mind boggling array of biodiversity along with preventing hundreds of millions of tonnes of CO2 being released into the atmosphere. Below is a tiny sample of some of the bizarre insects that I’ve found lurking in these forests.
My new book ‘Swimming with dolphins, Tracking gorillas’ shows where and how to meet the world’s iconic wildlife. From tracking mountain gorillas to sharing the ocean with humpback whales; from encountering lions on a walking safari to watching condors soar on morning thermals. But along with all the obvious animals there’s also a few surprises … such as getting close to mini beasts.
” We need books like this, which encourage us to be adventurous in our travels while treading lightly along the way.” Jonathan and Angie Scott of the BBC’s Big Cat Diary