Volunteer for the Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project


Need something to do this summer? Consider volunteering for the Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project. Based in the Sabangau Forest, Central Kalimantan on the island of Borneo, it is a fantastic opportunity for anyone with a passion for conservation!


The forest is truly beautiful (but, being a peat-swamp forest, can be very muddy!), and is the home to the largest remaining orangutan and agile gibbon populations in the world. Every year, volunteers are needed to help collect the vast amounts of data needed to propel this research project forwards. Speaking from experience, it is a wonderful way to spend a summer, and will leave you wanting to come back for more!

For more information check out the website, and I will also be happy to answer any questions regarding my experience! They also have a great blog with volunteer and intern experiences along with other stories from the forest: http://outrop.blogspot.co.uk/

Even if you can’t travel all the way to Indonesia, you can still make a significant contribution to conservation efforts. Consider donating to the OuTrop trust: http://www.outrop.com/donate.html

Photo ©Andrew Walmsley/OuTrop

Photo ©Andrew Walmsley/OuTrop


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