TheHornbill Project (SHP) is to study the Oriental Pied Hornbills (OPH) in , especially the breeding details. It has its beginnings in 2005 in Pulau Ubin, with the support of the National Parks Board of .
It was initiated by Marc Cremades and Ng Soon Chye. Its efforts have been publicized through publications in Asian Geographic (No.35 [Issue 2/2006], p.30-41; No.49 [Issue 10/2007], p.22).
This project has already revealed a new scientific discovery of infanticide- cannibalism in Hornbills, published in the August 2007 issue of Forktail (vol.23: p,170-3, Aug). The SHP has won an international award in , in Sep 2007: the International Symposium of Breeding Birds in Captivity (ISBBC) Conservation and Research Award 2007, for integrating conservation studies in the wild and in captivity (with the ) of the Oriental Pied Hornbill in .
This talk, by Ng Soon Chye, the project’s Scientific Co-ordinator, to the MNS is an update of the findings including the successful use of artificial nest boxes in the wild for the Oriental Pied Hornbill.
Venue: Auditorium, MNS HQ, Jalan Kelantan
Time: 8.00 p.m.
Attendance is FOC. All are welcome.