Borneo wildlife volunteer project

COUNTRY:
Borneo, Malaysia
LOCATION:
Sabah & Sarawak
DEPARTURES:
2014: 21 Apr, 21 May, 21 Jun, 21 Jul, 21 Aug, 21 Sep, 21 Oct, 21 Nov, 21 Dec
PRICE:
From £1095 (12 days) excluding flights
MORE INFO:
Price includes English speaking guide and all activities as per itinerary. Under 18's are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult
VOUCHERS:
Gift vouchers can be used with this holiday
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Borneo wildlife volunteer project

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Environment

Pygmy Elephant and Orangutan populations in Borneo are under threat from the deforestation of their habitat. This project is vital in reversing this trend, and allowing the species to thrive in their natural habitat once more.

As well as working on the reforestation of the area, volunteers on this project also track pygmy elephant migration patterns and observe any conflicts with humans or villages. This allows the behaviour patterns of small groups of the species to be monitored, and the more understanding of this nature gained, the easier it becomes to work effectively on avoiding such conflicts.

Community

This project also strives to emphasise the importance of elephants to the local community, rebuilding the relationships between the indigenous people and wildlife that have become strained of late.

The reforestation work completed by volunteers will help regenerate rainforest corridors (that have been destroyed through logging) and bridge the gaps between one forest area and the other. This allows for animals to increase their habitat, and consequently population numbers. This also means that the animals are less likely to come into contact with the local people, thus i improving the relations between wildlife and the indigenous community. The work carried out by this project and its volunteers is indispensable in the fight against deforestation and threats to Borneo's incredible wildlife.

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