Animal and poacher tracking

Project name:

ECOTEER (2)

Project purpose:

Animal and poacher tracking, rainforest conservation, wildlife conservation,

Project activities:

  • community awareness
  • data collection/analysis

  • habitat restoration/management

Terrestrial

Malaysia

South-East Asia

1 Ratings

1

Weekly cost (approx USD):

$

651

Direct benefits you gain:

  • cultural integration

  • field research skills

  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • contributes to environmental policy
  • development goals (supporting local community)

Wild Sun Rescue Center

Accommodation:

same gender dorm house

When does the project run?

All year

Facilities:

food included, accommodation included, some phone signal, near-by wifi, local town, local shops, drop toilet, transport within the project

How long can I stay?

minimum 1 week of volunteering

Requirements:

None

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

Undertake jungle walks whilst looking out for signs of poachers. If any snares are found, the GPS locations will be recorded and then they will be destroyed. Even old discarded snares continue to catch animals so it is vital that they are removed to prevent any further harm. If you’re keen to develop the skills needed for rainforest conservation, you will also be taught how to use GPS for location recording! Here, you will learn how to log the coordinates of any pug marks, snares, land clearings or road kill found.


Walks are generally 3-5 hours long depending on the group and the route chosen, and are at a slow pace to enable the guides to search for tracks and animal signs.


In 2018 we’ll have even more activities, from using SMART for anti-poaching patrols, to earning a tree-climbing certificate. Not to mention learning GIS skills (geographic information system).


Volunteers staying for 1 week or more will learn bushcraft skills from the Bateq tribe and may get the chance to go camping with the tribe and learn how they live in the jungle! If you come for a minimum of 2 weeks, you will have the opportunity to help teach the Bateq children basic English, maths and science through educational activities. These sessions are great fun but serve an important function, as the area has been earmarked for an increase in tourism and without being able to speak English, these tribal people will not be able to benefit from the new industry. You will get to have a taste of authentic Malay cooking and also local hospitality.

Reviews & ratings

Samuel

Volunteer

5 Oct 2021

Great experience

Great experience. I have learned a lot about wild animals and the bush. The kids are super. Thanks to Michele and Ian but also I would like to thanks all the volunteers and local people.

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Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

Adriano

Volunteer

21 Mar 2020

Very Good Program

My week at Daktari was excellent and the program is very intense in the sense that we all get together with the kids and animals from 7am until 9 pm. It is an excellent choice for a first volunteering program abroad considering and I would definitely like to go back someday

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Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

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