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The Mountain Guides of Kinabalu. A very different project: Stephen was caught up in the earthquake on Mt Kinabalu in June 2015. It was a strong tremor (Richter 6.0 at 1600m on the mountain). Having seen the physical and economic damage of the quake Stephen has since been helping the mountain guide community get back on its feet. This project also involves training the guides to increase awareness among visitors of Mt K’s exceptionally rich biodiversity and the drive in Malaysia for the wise use of natural capital. Thanks to the Sunway Group and Bodhi Vision in KL and the Rotary Club of Kota Kinabalu for funding. 9 trainees from Kg Kiau and 3 tutors From time to time Stephen lectures on insect biodiversity and canopy research to academics, civil societies and tour groups in Sabah and writes articles and reviews. Borneobooks.com Stephen was a partner in the bricks & mortar and online shop Borneo Books (1999-2014). See ‘Decline & Fall of a Small Bookshop’ in the ‘Stories’ section for details of this venture. Please note that this borneobooks.com website has now been shut down.