Program Details

Volunteers join us for seven weeks to gain first-hand experience of a tropical forest environment, working alongside enthusiastic Indonesian researchers, and receiving practical training in field survey skills and project planning. Our volunteer placement
Location:
Jakarta, Indonesia
Program Type:
Volunteer Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Work Types:
Environment
Duration:
1-3 months

Program Overview

Program Description:
Join one of our two volunteer groups in 2014, in the home of the orangutan, the Sabangau forest in Indonesian Borneo. Develop key biodiversity survey skills and connect with others. The Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project is looking for volunteers to help with our conservation and research work in 2014. Our first group for 2014 is already full and only the second group, 7 Sept- 25 Oct has spaces left, so apply now to avoid missing out. The Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project is looking for volunteers to help with our conservation and research work in 2014. There will be two expedition groups in 2014, and spaces will fill quickly so make sure to get your application in soon (details on how to apply found below). OuTrop is a research and conservation organisation based in the Sabangau forest in the heart of Indonesian Borneo, home to the world’s largest populations of orangutans and Southern Bornean gibbons. Volunteers also have the opportunity to travel to at least one other field site on expedition for a few days, where you will put into practice the survey skills you have learned. Each year we offer a limited number of students the opportunity to carry out their own research projects for their BSc or MSc dissertations. Many of our previous volunteers have returned as long-term research assistants or gone on to careers and further research in biodiversity conservation.

Volunteers join us for seven weeks to gain first-hand experience of a tropical forest environment, working alongside enthusiastic Indonesian researchers, and receiving practical training in field survey skills and project planning. Our volunteer placements are challenging, rigorous and fully-participative. You’ll also be bound to see some of the incredible wildlife that inhabits this special part of the world, from sun bears to flying lizards and of course the charismatic orangutan in its natural habitat.

Cost:
£1675 This covers accommodation in Palangkaraya, airport pick-up, transport to and from camp, use and maintenance of base camp and facilities (including electricity, food, cooks, equipment and medical supplies), Indonesian field and administration staff, travel to remote survey sites, socio-cultural visa and trips to Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Reintroduction Centre and Tanjung Puting National Park. This also includes an important contribution to the long-term conservation work of OuTrop and our pa

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