Tiger and Wildlife Conservation Project in Malaysia

Company : Frontier
Activities: Tiger Safaris / Animal Volunteer Projects / Conservation Volunteer Projects / Wildlife Tours
Country: Malaysia
Duration: 1 week to 3 months
Approx Costs: 250 to 750 £ Pound (UK)

Learn to track tigers, leopards, elephants, tapirs and sun bears, contribute to anti-poaching efforts, experience remote rainforests, limestone caves and the local indigenous communities. 

 

Activities

  • Track tigers, leopards, elephants, tapirs and sun bears
  • Explore remote rainforest
  • Help with anti-poaching efforts
  • Experience life with local indigenous communities
  • Teach English for a day
  • Use camera traps to track animals
  • Limestone caving

 

You will be part of a dedicated team who work to keep this corridor free from poachers by organising and running anti-poaching patrols. You will trek through the forest in walks lasting between 5 and 7 hours, searching for tracks and signs of wildlife presence. The local guides will point out amazing indigenous flora and fauna, and will identify signs of the wildlife that you may have never spotted on your own. The routes are chosen based on surveys which need to be completed for the local conservation partner. The walks are also meant to keep watch for poachers and snares. If snares are found then their GPS locations will be recorded and the snares destroyed. You will also help monitor camera traps, which capture the movements of elusive and camouflaged animals. You will definitely find some surprises as you check these! 

We ask for you to have at least a medium level of fitness in order to keep up with and learn during these exciting jungle walks. Also, keep in mind that you will be working in a tropical rainforest environment where humidity can reach 90- 100%.  

You will spend half a day exploring some of the 60 limestone caves in the Merapoh region. The caves reveal the history of the region, both human and natural, with some containing underground flowing rivers and waterfalls while others display drawings from indigenous tribes centuries passed. The caves are also home to a range of cave fauna such as swiftlets, bats, snakes and invertebrates. Who knows what you may discover in their dark depths!       

You will find your day spent teaching conversational English to the people of the local village, Batek, particularly rewarding. You will give a 3 hour English teaching session focusing on environmental topics. Don’t worry if you are not a teacher as you will have help preparing for this! The Batek people enjoy these sessions but also take them seriously; helping them learn English is a fantastic way of making sure they can benefit from the local tourism industry. In return, they will teach you about their history, culture and how they live day- to- day on their fruit plantations.

 

Costs

8 days £ 499

 

Dates

  • The project begins on the third Monday of each month between February and November
  • February 17th 
  • March 17th
  • April 14th
  • May 19th
  • June 16th
  • August 4th
  • August 18th
  • September 15th
  • October 20th
  • November 17th

 

Duration

  • 8 days / 7 nights

 

What's Included

  • Pre-departure support
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Equipment advice
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free t-shirt
  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Airport pick-up
  • Project orientation 
  • Transport to project site
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ back-up
 

Requirements

- Medium level of fitness required as jungle walks can be up to 6 hours in very humid conditions
- Minimum age 18 years

Booking / Enquiry

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