Today’s guest is Greg McCann. Greg has a very interesting story. He has taken it upon himself to travel to some of the most remote wildernesses of Southeast Asia to find isolated ecosystems where not only have very few people have ever ventured, but very small populations of highly endangered species still exist. He then sets up remote camera traps, in hopes of capturing proof of these animals’ existence, to encourage support from nonprofits and governments to protect these areas.
He has located critically endangered Sumatran tigers, found Asian elephants in an area where people hadn’t seen proof of their existence in over ten years, and is hoping to discover a previously unknown population of orangutans.
Lastly, we even get into detailed stories of sightings of a creature known as the orang pendek, which is essentially the bigfoot of Southeast Asia.
Please check out and support Greg’s work:
Greg’s book: https://amzn.to/2BSdMyB
Greg’s recent article: https://bit.ly/2T0juJ2
Sources for topics discussed:
Phil Davis: https://bit.ly/2Ed2vKD
Tiger Awareness: http://www.tigerawareness.co.uk/
Helmeted hornbill NatGeo video: https://bit.ly/2S24m8Q
Lost TV show: https://bit.ly/2b5bBHH
Orang Pendek: https://bit.ly/2h0Ou9B
Leuser Ecosystem Action Fund: http://www.leuserfund.org/
Cambodian genocide: https://bit.ly/1rroC6O
Cambodian - Vietnamese War: https://bit.ly/2j0gJC5
Habitat ID: http://habitatid.org/
People Resources and Conservation Foundation (PRCF): https://bit.ly/2NfNzP3
Sumatran Rhino story by Jeremy Hance: https://bit.ly/2i68lSR
Tiger poachers photo and story: https://bit.ly/2RXGabV
Wildlife Alliance: www.wildlifealliance.org
Douc Langur study with Greg: https://bit.ly/2XeLFmi
Douc Langur Foundation: http://douclangur.org/
Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2tEbpe1
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/escape-the-zoo/support