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Wildlife Conservation Practical
£950 for 2 weeks placement
Placement Fee includes:
Remainder of £1058 to be paid 1 month before attending the project
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This is a 2 week practical Wildlife Conservation placement with the Wildlife and Orangutan volunteer project in Java, Indonesia.
This practical placement involves helping orphaned and injured animals back to health and then re-released to the wild – this is one of the most satisfying things you can do.
This is a fantastic way of gaining hands-on animal care experience. We include the accredited Level 3 Wildlife Care and Conservation Course as part of this practical placement.
This Wildlife Conservation Rescue Centre is providing animals poached out of the wild rain forests of Borneo a second chance. They currently have 5 orangutans each with a sad story of how humans have mistreated them but all with one thing in common, they are orphans after poachers killed their parents in the lush tropical rainforests of Borneo. The centre is home now for 3 of these Orangutans who don’t stand a chance of being able to be rehabilitated back to the wild. However, two of the younger orangutans are on the waiting list to join a rehabilitation centre back on their home island, Borneo.
Sadly as a result of the rapid destruction of Indonesia’s rain forests, hundreds of orangutans and other critically endangered species are dying. The orphaned young are frequently sold into the illegal exotic pet trade, condemned to spend their lives in cramped cages, eating unsuitable diets and performing dangerous and demeaning tricks for human entertainment.
This Wildlife Conservation rescue facility receives animals confiscated from illegal ownership under the Protected Wildlife Law and wherever possible, prepares them for eventual rehabilitation. Those who cannot be returned to the wild due to health or behavioural conditions will be cared for by the Centre.
Please note this is not a zoo and tourists cannot come on day visits unless they are volunteers or come as part of a group using the centre’s conference facilities or outward bound areas.
One of the most satisfying things about the Wildlife Conservation centre is how 25 out of 31 staff are from the local villages. This allows the local villages to benefit, through employment, from helping animals and this helps spread environmental and animal welfare awareness amongst the villagers.
The centre is famous for rehabilitating and releasing injured eagles and other raptors including the highly endangered Javan Eagle. They also have gibbons, crocodiles and many other species of birds.
Many of the animal enclosures are small and not intended as permanent accommodation. Volunteers assist with building new cages as a part of this placement as required.
This amazing Wildlife Conservation Centre doesn't receive any external funding and has to make do with limited resources. Every effort is made to continually improve the facilities and enrich the environments for all wildlife in the Centre's care. By volunteering here you will not only be enriching the lives of the animals undergoing rehabilitation, but in addition, your financial support through enrolment helps to improve the future for these animals.
Working with a different group of animals and with various keepers each day, you will experience the full spectrum of wildlife at this Centre. You will participate in cage cleaning, feeding, food preparation, maintenance and cage enrichment and spend a morning with the Centre's vet; this provides the perfect opportunity to observe and learn about the animals and wildlife conservation.
As a wildlife conservation volunteer you will not only get your hands dirty by cleaning cages of the animals, but also help to provide greater benefits to the local villagers. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain hands-on experience with wildlife in a rescue environment. This programme is perfect for any animal lover who wants to interact with the local villagers of Jogja. On your days off there are plenty of temples to visit and some beautiful beaches where Sea Turtles nest.
This is a 2 week placement at the Centre and the fees include dormitory accommodation, 3 meals per day and airport pick up.
Volunteer Lounge Area
There is a communal lobby area with a television, where wildlife conservation volunteers can socialise and also enjoy meals together. All meals are included and volunteers have access to a stove, refrigerator and washing machine.
Volunteer Dormitory Accommodation
Shared (single sex) twin rooms with en suite (cold) shower and Western style toilet. Rooms come with air-con, drinking water dispenser and tea / coffee facilities.
All rooms have private balconies where you can dry laundry or simply relax overlooking the forest.
Internet access is available at the volunteer accommodation.
Please note that your placement fee does NOT include the following: International and internal airfare, Visa application/fees, Vaccinations, Insurance and luxuries. Deposit non refundable.
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