Program Details

Overview
Lending your helping hand by volunteering in this meaningful turtle conservation project at the beautiful beach in West Malaysia. This sea turtle centre serves to give the turtles a chance being protected from the illegal trade, poaching, tourism and sea pollution. The centre is also a rescue centre for injured turtle as special care is needed for their survivorship.

Aims & Objectives
The aim of this project is to conserve turtles by directly taking care of the turtles, enhancing awareness among fishermen and the communities regarding turtle conservation and increasing the number of turtles in the ocean by releasing baby hatchlings to the sea.

Program Description
Our conservation program in the Strait of Malacca beach is one of the turtle conservations on the Peninsular Malaysia. Our program is funded and supported by the government.

Our program focuses on the rehabilitation of wounded turtles weather by humans, garbage or trash several turtles in the coasts are found hurt and without the ability to survive on their own. 

There are 7 species of turtles that live in the world and out of that 5 species of turtles live in the Strait of Malacca. Our program cares after 2 different species of turtles which are Hawksbill and Green turtles. There are around 10 turtles living in the centre and in a separate centre we hatch hundreds of turtle eggs to be released to the ocean when born. The purpose of this organization is not for commercial interest but to give these marine animals an opportunity to survive in a safe and healthy environment. Sea Turtles are known to have a life span up to 150 years.

Helping and conserving these turtles is our highest priority, therefore we require you to take this job as seriously as possible. Smoking or drinking any sort of liquids as well as using sunscreen or chemicals on the parts of the skin that touches the water or turtle is strictly forbidden during project hours. Participants with open injuries in their hands should not work with turtles as infections may occur. The coordinators have a lot of experience caring for these animals so we ask to follow every instruction knowing it is in the turtle"s best interest.

Typical Day

Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 12.00 pm

  • Monitoring activities to document the status of the hatching turtles

  • Assisting staff members at the conservation center to provide the food for the turtles such as fish

  • Welcoming and guiding the visitor’s tour

  • Supporting the conservation agenda, such as turtle release events, group and school visits

  • Beach cleaning and patrolling

Starting Dates
Every Monday, we recommend to arrive on Sunday prior to start date.

Duration
Minimum 1 week and maximum 12 weeks

Participant Criteria & Requirements
Standard Requirements
Minimum age: 16 and above
Maximum age: -
Minimum English level: Basic
CRB required: Yes
Passport copy required: On Signup
Resume copy required: No
Required qualification: None

Additional Requirements
Health declaration required due to the length and active nature of this program, a decent level of fitness is required

What is Included:

  • Airport pick-up

  • Placement in a volunteer program

  • Accommodation, chalet by the beach room sharing with 2-4 people

  • Local support during your volunteer program

  • Dedicated coordinator

  • Meals, breakfast only

What's Excluded:

  • Flight

  • Insurance

  • Airport drop-off at conclusion of the project

  • Visa

  • Spending money for addtional activities

  • Meals, lunch & dinner

Location and Arrival Airport

Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur

Arrival Airport: Kuala Lumpur International Airport

Pickup Point: KL Sentral (Central) Train Station

Country Info

Malaysia consists of two parts which could hardly be any more different and are separated from each other by the South China Sea. While the mainland is a multicultural place that has been moderately developed Borneo will make you feel like you are in the middle of the wilderness. Nonetheless its jungles are stunning and will most likely excite you if you are at all interested in becoming a wildlife conservation volunteer in Malaysia. From highly developed Kuala Lumpur which is home to one of the tallest building in the world to the countryside there is a great amount of travel or volunteer opportunities in Malaysia which are waiting for you.

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Turtle Conservation and Rehabilitation, West Malaysia

Animals / Environmental Conservation

Malaysia

 

From 18 Nov 2018 To 24 Nov 2018

499.00 per person

 
 
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