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Borneo Nature Foundation (BNF) is a not-for-profit conservation and research organisation. We need enthusiastic individuals to join our Volunteer Programme this year and assist us with supporting our long-term research and conservation work, essential to saving the surrounding forest and wildlife.

Introduction:

Are you an active individual who wants to get your hands dirty and support vital conservation initiatives in the forests of Borneo? Do you want to contribute your time to supporting rainforest protection in one of the most biodiverse places in the world? We’re looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our Volunteer Programme to support orangutan conservation in Borneo. Volunteers do not need to have any prior experience, just a willingness to help and an interest in wildlife and forest conservation. In return, we will share our passion, offering a unique and rewarding experience, which will help secure a safer future for the last remaining wild orangutans and forests in Borneo.

Overview:

Volunteers will be based in the Sebangau Forest (580,000 hectares of peat-swamp), the largest area of lowland rainforest remaining in Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo and home to the largest lowland Bornean orangutan population in the world. We need people who will thrive in a tropical jungle and love to be surrounded by nature. Volunteers do not need to have any prior experience, just a willingness to help and an interest in wildlife and forest conservation. In return, we will share our passion, offering a unique and rewarding experience, which will help secure a safer future for the last remaining wild orangutans and forests in Borneo.

What you will experience:

During the first week of the Programme, volunteers will be introduced to the Sebangau Forest and receive an orientation on all BNF’s research and conservation activities, which includes orangutan nest surveys, camera trap surveys, butterfly and dragonfly ecological monitoring and peat-swamp habitat restoration techniques. For the following weeks, volunteers will assist with various projects to support BNF’s conservation and education activities, which may include rebuilding the seedling nursery, building a forest classroom, planting seedlings for BNF’s reforestation project, assisting with environmental education activities and joining remote expeditions to our remote satellite camps to help improve our understanding of the deeper areas of the jungle.

Group 1: 1st - 29th April 2019 (deadline 1st March), cost - £1350

Group 2: 29th May - 26th June 2019 (deadline 1st May), cost - £1575

Group 3: 14th August - 11th September 2019 (deadline 1st July), cost - £1575

Group 4: 3rd - 31st October 2019 (deadline 1st September), cost - £1450

If you have any further questions or think you would be interested in participating in Borneo Nature Foundation’s Volunteer Programme:

Please to join@borneonature.org to request an Application Form and Brochure and then return the completed Application Form to the same email address to apply.

http://www.borneonaturefoundation.org/en/