Trevor Frost is an explorer, field biologist, photographer, and conservationist. He has spent the last 5 years working with scientists and conservation groups to save endangered wildlife and wild places.
The number one question I’ve received since the Expedition Contest began is what animals or wildlife my project will help. The truth is my project will help many animals because when you help park rangers protect parks you help all of the animals inside the parks. And in the parks in Indonesia there are ALOT of animals because Indonesia is one of the most bio-diverse places on the planet! Some of the cutest, most charismatic and endangered wildlife that my project will help include the Sumatran orangutan, the Sumatran rhino, and the sun bear. Scientists estimate that there are only around 7 to 8,000 Sumatran orangutans left in the wild and only about 200 to 300 Sumatran rhinos left in the wild. The sun bear is very rare and very shy and so no one knows, even approximately, how many are left in the wild. Many of the last orangutans, rhinos and sun bears are found inside national parks, so if you vote for me, together we can help parks in Indonesia ensure these wonderful creatures are around for future generations.
Baby and mother Sumatran rhinos. Photo credit: Flickr user wAlanB
Bornean sun bear. Photo Credit: Siew Te Wong and the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre