Till recently, Bangalore’s urban forest patches were home to an elusive, nocturnal primate, the slender loris; today, however, this shy animal remains restricted to only a few remnant sites. Where have the lorises gone? We, a team of scientists and naturalists have just launched a new citizen science project to answer this vital question. We are looking for volunteers, whom we will train at the IISc campus to conduct surveys for the primate at night and to study its habitat during the day. Volunteers are encouraged to bring a headlamp, flashlights and a smart phone for the training sessions, which will be held on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, beginning December 11, 2014.
- Time: 6-8 PM
- Venue: Indian Institute of Science campus
- Meeting Point: At the main gate of IISc
- What to expect: Volunteers will be trained in methods of nocturnal census for loris, vegetation data collection in the site of loris sightings and data entry. They should prepare to work in a team of 2-3 persons.
- What you need to do: Please participate in a volunteer sign up form: http://bit.ly/lorisvolunteersignup.