The orangutan itself faces endangerment through its worst predators, the humans. The project works to educate others about the importance of conserving the rainforest in Indonesia; with the increasing use of palm oil, the habitat and survival of this magnificent species is becoming more and more at risk.
Volunteers will play a direct role in the function and success of the program, which aims to increase the understanding of the orangutan and its unique ecosystem, thus providing the ability to ensure the long-term survival of the species.
Participants will start with general field and office task orientation, later moving onto more intense activities such as forest treks and a visit to a feeding platform. Eventually, on the 5th day of the project, volunteers will be heavily involved in trekking and over-night stays in the forest. Alternatively, volunteers will do long day treks, taking censuses of sleeping nests and other signs of population numbers while observing the orangutan in its natural habitat.
- Accommodations and food are provided during your stay
- Work alongside professionals in the field and learn daily from them
- Get first-hand experience doing ecological research in the rainforest
- Explore Indonesia and all it has to offer on your free time
- Meet locals and like-minded volunteers from around the world on this experience of a lifetime!
- Minimum age 18 years old
- High level of physical fitness
- Ability to work in a team
- Interest in wildlife conservation
- Ability to live in simplistic conditions with an open mind
- Ability to adapt well to new surroundings
For more information and to apply visit our Indonesia: Orangutan Conservation Expedition page.