Orangutan Conservation in Malaysia
Helping the Orangutans
Orangutans in Malaysia are facing extinction because their local habitat is under threat. Logging means that trees are rapidly disappearing and trees are not being replaced. Fortunately, orangutans and other animals that rely on the rainforest have been given homes in local zoos. The orangutans are then cared for and communities are educated to help protect and restore the lanscape. Ultimately, the end goal is to be able to release the orangutans back into the wild- where they belong!
This is a hands on and exciting project. Working alongside professional zookeepers, you will get to experience their daily routing, which will involve cleaning compounds, feeding the animals and preparing activities for the orangutans. By the end of your time at the zoo, you will know the personalities of each of the orangutans. During the second part of the project, you will be able to help with educational programmes to promote the restoration of the orangutans' natural habitat. Planting trees and maintaining the landscape are just some of the tasks you will get stuck into while you are away.
You will live in a variety of locations. You will spend your first night in a guest house in the heart of the vibrant city of Kuala Lumpur, before heading up to project the following day. Here you will live within the grounds of the zoo, surrounded by lush landscape and exotic animals. You will live in a basic yet comfortable Malaysian house. Cooking facilities are provided so that you can cook with your fellow volunteers.
Our UK staff will get you fully prepared beforehand and will be able to advise and help throughout. Once in Malaysia, you will be met at the airport and you will be well looked after by the project staff.
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