Orangutan and Pygmy Elephant Conservation

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gegründet 2003
The Great Projects
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Koordinator | Emma
Koordinator | Emma
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Explore Borneo's lush rainforest in search of wild orangutan and the rare pygmy elephant, observe the wildlife and take part in conservation activities! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Alter 18+
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Based in the Lower Kinabatangan Floodplain Rainforest in Sabah, this orangutan project completely encompasses the awe-inspiring diversity and dynamism of Borneo's wildlife. The area in which you will be volunteering is situated within WWF's protected 'Corridor of Life', a region of enormous importance in balancing land-development and the needs of its indigenous communities and wildlife.

About The Project

This project allows complete immersion into the natural wonder of the unique habitat, aiming to work on the reforestation of the environment, to help orangutans and pygmy elephants in Borneo to thrive. As a volunteer, you will stay in the small village of Sukau, a rural, indigenous community with a population of approximately 1000. The charming, hospitable 'Orang Sungai' ('People of the River') are always keen to share their way of life and welcome guests into their community. In return, you will assist with educating the local population on the importance of conservation and implementing more sustainable ways of living. The main part of the programme will be centred on activities in and around Sukau village or along the Kinabatangan River, but you will also spend time working with the project staff, assisting with wildlife monitoring through river-cruises and rainforest-treks. As well as orangutans and pygmy elephants, the project is also home to gibbons and hornbills, making it a wildlife-spotting haven. Towards the end of the programme, volunteers have the chance to visit the world-famous Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre to experience more of the incredible work undertaken by this project, and to gain a greater understanding of the necessities of conservation.

Prior To Arrival

The nearest airport to Sabah is Sandakan International (SDK) and you must arrive between 7am - 5pm on the project start date where you will be met and transferred (included in the price of the project) to the temporary accommodation which will take roughly 1.5 to 2 hours.

There is no prior visa required for most nationalities to enter Malaysia as a 90-day tourist visa is granted on arrival. However, please check the Malaysian Immigration website for detailed information.

Please Note

This project starts on the 21st of each month, and it is a full 11-night programme.

Tagesablauf

Please note that itineraries are subject to change and what follows is simply a rough guideline:

First Days

Arrive at Sandakan International Airport (SDK) and transfer to temporary accommodation, where you will have a welcome dinner and introduction.
The next day, you will be heading over to Sukau Village and settle into your accommodation in twin-share rooms in the village B&B. You will also get the chance to meet some of the local villagers and explore the area.

Project Days

You will spend your regular working days actively taking part in conservation activities. These include the following activities:

Boat Trips:

The principal focus of the project is to work towards the conservation of the orangutans and pygmy elephants in Borneo. By monitoring their numbers and patterns, you will be able to help the project team to understand the successes of their efforts. Cruise along the main river and its tributaries, keeping your eyes peeled for the wildlife species roaming along the river banks, and snapping some great pictures along the way!

Trekking:

As well as observing the wildlife via boat, you will also embark on numerous treks, allowing you to learn more about Sabah’s rainforests. Study endemic flora, observe native fauna, and take the time to appreciate the verdure of this spectacular habitat.!

Reforestation:

The local environment has suffered greatly over the years as a result of logging and deforestation. The area needs to be reforested if there are to be any hopes of wildlife species thriving here, and a major part of your time volunteering will be spent planting trees. The project aims to plant thousands of trees per year, so get involved and help make a difference to the lives of orangutans, elephants and more.

Spending Time With The 'Orang Sungai': 

As a volunteer, you will also work with the local community, living alongside them on the riverbank. In exchange for them opening up their homes, you will spend time educating the community, providing them with economic motivation for conservation. Teach them about the value of their local wildlife, encouraging them to take on sustainable ways of living.

Work With The Local School Children:

As well as educating the local communities, you may also have the opportunity to work with local school children, teaching them about the importance of conservation in their home environment and instilling a more sustainable, conscious mindset – after all, these children are the future of the local community!

Last Days

The day before you leave you will depart Sukau and transfer to Sandakan. On the way, you will stop at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre to view the morning orangutan feeding session. After lunch, you will visit the Rainforest Discovery Centre before heading back to Sepilok for the afternoon feeding session. This visit will emphasise the necessity for conservation projects, as you will have the opportunity to compare the lives of captive orangutans to those that live in the wild.

After a busy day, you will check into your accommodation in Sandakan for the night and enjoy a farewell dinner with your group. On your final day, you will check out of your accommodation and transfer to Sandakan Airport for your return flight or to commence your independent travel plans.

Freizeitaktivitäten

Enjoy your free time by going on to the local town and enjoying the surroundings. Visit the Agnes Newton Keith Home, Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple, or the Sandakan Memorial Park. Alternatively, you can speak to your travel consultant for further suggestions before departure, or chat with your project facilitator for their top tips!

Wassersport
Safari/
Zoo
Wandern

Voraus­setzungen

Um an diesem Programm teilzunehmen, musst du zu Programmbeginn mindestens 18 Jahre alt sein. Es kann Ausnahmen geben, wenn du die Erlaubnis deines/r Erziehungsberechtigten vorlegen kannst oder wenn du von deinen Eltern begleitet wirst
Sprachkenntnisse
Du brauchst folgende Sprachkenntnisse: Englisch (Fortgeschritten)
Staatszugehörigkeit
Es gibt keine Beschränkungen. Helfende Hände aus aller Welt sind willkommen.
Andere Fähigkeiten
This project requires physical work in order to fulfil the restoration efforts, and so a moderate level of fitness is advised. The physical work is not overly exerting but is necessary most days. No specific skills are required to volunteer for this project, however, a love of animals, strong work ethic and ability to work in a team are vital.
Arbeitszeiten
Deine Hilfe wird an folgenden Tagen benötigt: Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag, Freitag, Samstag und Sonntag

Leist­ungen

Dienstleistungen von The Great Projects
  • Airport transfers to and from Sandakan Airport (SDK)
  • Welcome dinner in Sepilok, Sandakan
  • Transfer from temporary accommodation to project site accommodation
  • Programme introduction in Sabah and orientation in the village
  • Entrance fees to Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary
  • Entrance fees to the Rainforest Discovery Centre
  • English-speaking programme facilitator
  • 11 nights at designated accommodation
  • Meals whilst partaking in the project
Abholung vom Flughafen Sandakan Airport

The nearest airport to the project is Sandakan International (SDK) and you must arrive between 7am - 4pm on the project start date where you will be met and transferred to the temporary accommodation which will take roughly 30-40 minutes. Your transfer is included in the project fee.

Unterkunft

For the first night in Sepilok, you will stay in dormitory style accommodation with warm showers and a western toilet in a traditional longhouse.
Whilst on the project you will stay in the Sukau village local B&B, in shared rooms. There is also ample opportunity to spend time in the homes of the villagers and join them for meals.
For the last night in Sandakan, you will stay in a comfortable and basic hotel in the town.

Schlafsaal Gastfamilie Hotel
Verpflegung

All meals and beverages are provided and are included in the price of the project. The meals are prepared by local villagers in their homes which offers a great opportunity to hear about their daily lives, chat with the children and see how they have been living for centuries. Some nights you will also have the chance to cook and eat as a volunteer group.

Internetzugriff
Vor Ort gibt es leider keine Internetverbindung
Was ist NICHT inklusive?
Visa, Flüge, Reiseversicherung und Impfungen sind NICHT in den Programmgebühren enthalten.
Flugtickets
Der nächstgelegene Flughafen ist Sandakan Airport (SDK) in Sandakan. Wir helfen dir günstige Flüge nach Malaysia zu finden.
Reiseversicherung
Ins Ausland zu gehen ist ein Abenteuer, auf das man sich stets gut vorbereiten sollte. Plötzliche Krankheit oder Verletzung, Stornierung oder Diebstahl - eine Reiseversicherung für Malaysia bietet die nötige Sicherheit.
Impfungen
Bevor du deine Freiwilligenarbeit in Malaysia antrittst, solltest du dich noch einmal von deinem Arzt beraten lassen und deine erforderlichen Impfungen für Malaysia überprüfen.

Termine & Preise

KEINE KREDITKARTENGEBÜHREN

Informationen zur Anreise

This project takes place between January and November, with start dates in the 21st of every month. You may also be able to volunteer on the 11th of December. Please contact us to find out whether your preferred start date is available.

Das Programm ist wegen Corona pausiert und öffnet wieder im Mai 2022. Jetzt Anmelden!

Verfügbarkeit
Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez
Dauer
2 - 2 Wochen

Programmgebühren

Kosten: Preise in USD
12 Tage (Mindestaufenthalt)
$1.865
12 Tage (Maximaler Aufenthalt)
$1.865
Durchschnittliche Gebühren
$1.087 /Woche

Die Organisation berechnet ihre Gebühren in GBP. Die Preistabelle in USD unterliegt Währungsschwankungen. The Great Projects wird dich während deines Bewerbungsprozesses über die endgültigen Programmgebühren informieren.
Anzahlung (15%)
Mit der Anzahlung reservierst du deinen Platz beim Freiwilligenprogramm. Zahlungen werden von PayPal abgewickelt, unserem vertrauenswürdigen globalen Zahlungsanbieter. Falls du keinen PayPal Account hast, kannst du die Anzahlung auch mit einer Kreditkarte bezahlen.
Restzahlung (85%)
Deine endgültige Zahlung vereinbarst du mit The Great Projects während des Bewerbungsprozesses. Normalerweise handelt es sich um eine Banküberweisung oder eine Barzahlung am Projektstandort.

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