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One of the oldest rainforests on the planet is under threat from logging and oil palm plantations. Help conservation scientists to understand what this will mean for the many species that live there.

Conservation scientists often use camera traps, because they can provide data on exactly where species are, what they are doing, and how large their populations are. But processing all the data they produce is a real challenge. That’s where you come in.

Every image you tag in this project will help the researchers to understand how citizen science can be used to more effectively monitor species in Borneo. Using citizen science help, scientists might be able to monitor larger areas and relay their findings more quickly.

Along the way you might encounter the orangutans, elephants, bears and clouded leopards that call this hotspot of diversity their home. You may also come across a whole host of less well known species, including treeshrews, bearcats and beautiful pheasants!

This project is being carried out by scientists at ZSL’s Institute of Zoology. The project uses images from non-live camera traps, which will be uploaded in small batches each weekday. There are approximately 35,000 images for you to identify in total.

Image Credits:

Chestnut Necklaced Partridge - Photo kindly provided by Dave Bakewell

Four-striped Ground Squirrel - Photo kindly provided by Yu Ching Tam

Common Treeshrew and Low's Squirrel - Photos kindly provided by Nick Baker at Ecology Asia

Common Palm Civet - Photo kindly provided by Matt Francey on Flikr

Bornean Ground Cuckoo - Photo kindly provided by Mark Louis Benedict; Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Bulwer's Pheasant - Photo kindly provided by Lorraine Paulhus; Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Leopard Cat - Photo kindly provided by Mike Prince; Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

White-crowned Shama - Photo kindly provided by Andrew Siani; Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Yellow Muntjac, Malay Porcupine, Greater Mouse-deer, Lesser Mouse-deer, Short-tailed Mongoose, Collared Mongoose, Long-tailed Porcupine, Thick-spined Porcupine and Malay Badger - All photos kindly provided by Andrew Hearn & Joanna Ross

Horse-tailed squirrel - Photo kindly provided by Con Foley

Banded Palm Civet - Photo kindly provided by Greg Hume; Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Bay Cat - Photo kindly provided by Jim Sanderson; Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Yellow throated marten - Photo kindly provided by Thai National Parks; Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

Banded Pitta - Photo kindly provided by Waskito Kukuh W; Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Red Muntjac, Marbled Cat, Spiny Rat, Sambar Deer and Sunda Pangolin - All photos kindly provided by Thailand Wildlife

Striped Treeshrew - Photo kindly provided by Jessica Haysom