Program Details

Overview

Contribute to the first ever combination of Orangutan, Elephant and Turtle Conservation Project with Malaysian Cultural Experience in one program. This is a truly unique exploration you only get through our organization!

Malaysia is blessed with thousands of natural flora and fauna. We are fortunate to host many types of wild animals - orangutans, elephants, sea turtles, tigers, sun bears, the list goes on. On the one hand, it is unfortunate many of these species are on the IUCN Red List of Critically Endangered. Malaysia’s wildlife is facing extinction mainly due to loss of habitat, pollution, and illegal poaching.

It’s very important for public and private sectors to have the initiatives to protect these animals and prevent them from going into extinction. Hence, this project focuses on conservation with NGO and government agencies for Orangutan, Elephant and Sea Turtles.

For three weeks, join a truly special program that lets you participate in three different conservation projects. You might not have the chance to obtain such a good opportunity elsewhere in the world.

Aims & Objectives
The aims and objectives of this conservation project is to spread awareness about these beautiful creatures, prevent them from going extinct, conserve their habitat, provide opportunity for participants to study the importance of the ecosystem, provide help and support for the injured and rescued animals and last but not least to preserve these species for future generations.

Program Highlights

  • Gain a unique, exclusive experience in Malaysia volunteering in three conservation projects.
  • Combine volunteering with multicultural exploration in a culturally and historically rich country.
  • Observe and witness beautiful Malaysian wildlife from a safe distance.
  • Experience endless travel options, from the beautiful beach island of Langkawi to the UNESCO World Heritage site in Penang.
  • Immerse in authentic local lifestyle and make new friends with people you meet along the way

Program Description
The focus is mainly focus on the three IUCN Red List of Critically Endangered animals, 1)orangutan 2)elephant and 3)sea turtle conservation. This project works with different NGO and government agencies focus purely on conservation of individual animals respectively.

When working around the animals, you will be expected to follow best practise guidelines which include: No food or drinks (outside of the diet provided by the centre) to be given to the animals at any time. Always listen to and follow the instructions of your supervisor/the animal keepers/the rangers.

These guidelines are for the safety both of yourself, and the animals that you are coming to help. We are working to create a new model of tourism, where the interaction with the animals are kept to an absolute minimum, yet the impact and educational value to the human participant is incredibly high.

Schedule
1st Week

Monday Enjoy a tour in the morning followed by your Malaysia Program Orientation in the afternoon. This is a day full of useful information about the Malaysian culture, the Malaysian program while also familiarizing yourself with the local area and amenities

Tuesday You will be taken on a tour around local Churches, Mosques and Temples to gain an insight into the diverse cultures which lives harmoniously. This is followed by Bahasa (local) language lessons in the afternoon which will help you with basic daily conversations

Wednesday Start the day with local cooking lesson followed by community activities (playing with children, cleaning, painting, and conservation awareness discussions) at a homeless center for single mothers in the afternoon

Thursday Learn how to make local handicrafts (making batik, book-marks, wood craft and baskets). This is a great chance to make yourself an authentic souvenir to remember your time in Malaysia and if you’re speedy you can make multiple crafts which are then donated to a local community who are in need these crafts for fundraising

Friday Spend the day visiting a very successful mangrove conversation site while also gaining an insight into the fishing village lifestyle

Saturday & Sunday Free day

2nd Week

Monday - Friday Your day will begin on the Orangutan project wherein you get involved deep into various activities of the project. The work on this project is physical, and the heat and humidity add extra challenging layer to this. You will be carrying out a variety of tasks including husbandry, enrichment, construction and maintenance work. You will be treated as pseudo staff member in the program. You will be required for assistance wherever the need may arise at the sanctuary.

Saturday Free day

Sunday Transfer to Turtle Project site

3rd Week

Monday-Tuesday Your day will begin on the Turtle project wherein you get involved deep into various activities of the project. The work include cleaning the pools and the sanctuary, food prep, and beach cleaning.

Wednesday Transfer to Elephant Project site

Thursday-Friday Your day will begin on the Elephant project wherein you get involved deep into various activities of the project. The work on this project is physical, and the heat and humidity add extra challenging layer to this. You will be carrying out a variety of tasks including husbandry, enrichment, construction and maintenance work. You will be treated as pseudo staff member in the program. You will be required for assistance wherever the need may arise at the sanctuary.

Saturday Conclusion of the project.

Duration
Minimum : 3 weeks,  Maximum: 3 weeks

Starting Dates
Every month all year round

Participant Criteria & Requirements
Standard Requirements
Minimum age: 5 under supervision by parent/guardian/teacher
Maximum age: -
Minimum English level: Basic
CRB required: Yes
Passport copy required: On Signup
Resume copy required: Not required
Required qualification: Nil

What’s included

  • Airport pick-up at Penang International Airport
  • Accommodation for the whole duration, dormitory or homestay 4-6 people sharing
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner Monday - Friday; Breakfast only Saturday-Sunday (17 meals/week)
  • Daily transport to project placement (Monday - Friday)
  • Local in-country team support and backup 
  • 24-hr emergency support 

What’s excluded

  • Airport transfer upon completion of project
  • Weekend activities
  • Air fare
  • Insurance
Location and Arrival Airport

Malaysia - Various Locations

Arrival Airport: Penang International Airport

Pickup Point: Penang International Airport Arrival Hall

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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Orangutan, Elephant and Turtle Conservation, West Malaysia

Animals / Environmental Conservation

Malaysia

 

From 11 Nov 2018 To 08 Dec 2018

1499.00 per person

 
 
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