Wildlife Observer Community (WOC) is a community founded in 2017. We do data collection, observation, and inventory of species in the wild.
ASAP Species That We Work On
- Helmeted Hornbill Rhinoplax vigil
- Sumatra Toad Duttaphrynus sumatranus (DD)
What We Do
The fate of Helmeted Hornbills is getting worse. In Indonesia, Helmeted Hornbill hunting is real. Based on the survey, people in Sumatra who often enter the forest said, before the rise of hunting, the sound of Helmeted Hornbill will be heard one to two times a day. We are trying to conduct surveys and monitoring of Helmeted Hornbills spread in West Sumatera Province. Campaigns on the importance of Helmeted Hornbills sustainability should continue.
Sumatra toad is one of the rarest amphibians in Indonesia. The Sumatra toad had become a ‘mythical toad’ which since found first and then never encountered again. Since it was first described in 1871, the Sumatra toad can only be found back in 2001. For 141 years, Sumatra toad which is endemic to the island of Sumatra, is a myth.
We are still trying to find the existence of the Sumatra toad in West Sumatera Province.
Where We Work
We work in West Sumatera Province, in Indonesia.