Rainforest, orangutan, gibbon and wildcat conservation

Project name:

Borneo Nature Foundation

Project purpose:

Rainforest, orangutan, gibbon and wildcat conservation

Project activities:

  • More information needed!

Weekly cost (approx USD):

$

520

Terrestrial

Indonesia

South-East Asia

Direct benefits you gain:

  • cultural integration

  • data/statistical skills

  • field research skills

  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • ​publishes peer-reviewed science

  • publishes work

Accommodation:

dormitory huts

When does the project run?

Facilities:

food and accommodation included, washing and toilet facilities, office, kitchen and cooks

How long can I stay?

Requirements:

Details of the day-to-day life on the project:

The 2019 Volunteer Groups will run over four four-week groups

Group 1: 1st - 29th April 2019 - $1825 

Group 2: 29th May - 26th June 2019 - $2090

Group 3: 14th August - 11th September 2019 - $2090

Group 4: 3rd - 31st October 2019 - $1925

As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to develop new skills as you learn about field research techniques and contribute to BNF’s conservation and educational activities.

 

Volunteers will be based in the Sabangau Forest (580,000 hectares of peat-swamp), the largest area of lowland rainforest remaining in Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo.

Peat-swamp forests are remarkably diverse and home to over 30% of the remaining population of wild orangutans in Borneo. Other animal life, includes gibbon, sun bear, clouded leopard, sambar deer, civets, tree shrews, water monitors, pythons, over 200 species of bird, including the rhinoceros hornbill and Wallace’s hawk eagle, and a large and diverse invertebrate community.

Peat-swamp forms under waterlogged conditions through the incomplete breakdown of organic matter – dead leaves, branches, trees – which has built up over many thousands of years to create a thick peat layer up to 18m deep. Standing atop the peat is a rich tropical rainforest, with a huge diversity of plant life, including large timber trees, such as ramin and swamp meranti, a wide variety of pitcher plants and sustainable commercial species, such as rattan and rubber trees.

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Reviews & ratings

Matt Megill

The previous review I accidentally submitted before I was done. And I want to write the FULL REVIEW:

Diving at Isla del Caño was such a life changing, passion accelerating experience for me. I had done a conservation diving internship in Thailand before this experience, and it felt GREAT to apply those skills and field methods to another part of the world. I had a passion for the ocean before this experience, however this expedition solidified that I need to dedicate my life and career to the ocean and science.

Carlos is truly an inspiration. His fiery passion for the ocean is contagious. He worked really hard to put the experience together with the boat, the dive equipment, and the education. This expedition was a lot of hard work. We woke up really early went on two dives a day. We came back exhausted. But I really can't stress how rewarding the experience was. The fact we were literally advising and providing resources for the rangers protecting the island made me feel like I was making a difference in the world.

This will not be the last Innoexpedition I go on. And I will keep supporting Innoceana and promoting all the work it is doing.

Volunteer

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Matt Megill

Diving at Isla del Caño was such a life changing, passion accelerating experience for me. I had done a conservation diving internship in Thailand before this experience, and it felt GREAT to apply those skills and field methods to another part of the world. I had a passion for the ocean before this experience, however this expedition solidified that I need to dedicate my life and career to the ocean and science.

Carlos is truly an inspiration. His firey He worked really hard to put the experience together with the boat, the dive equipment, and the education. This expedition was a lot of hard work. We woke up really early went on two dives a day. We came back exhausted. But I really can't stress how rewarding the experience was. The fact we were literally kind of advising and providing resources for the rangers protecting the island made me feel like I was making a difference in the world.

Volunteer

An Experience of a Lifetime