PROGRAMME fee is 350€ for 2 weeks, the minimum duration - see calendar of starting dates in project description.
- Code : G/MLS/OP2018
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 98
THE GREEN LION
The focus of this project is purely orangutan conservation and research. Enrichment, husbandry, organic planting as food source, construction, and maintenance of the sanctuary is the model norm of this project. The project site is located on a 35-acre island nestled within a 7000-acre freshwater lakeside. It has progressed from being a sanctuary where visitors experience first-hand awareness and education about the orangutan, to a recognised ex-situ conservation facility and referral centre for the endangered Bornean orangutan. The Orangutan Sanctuary site plays an important role in building local conservation capacity by providing exposure to visitors on various aspects of primatology such as primate behavior and its ecology; captive care and veterinary medicine; and conservation biology. With assistance in expertise from regional primatologists and conservation biologists, the project aims to strengthen its commitment towards scientific research on the Bornean orangutan. Orangutan Sanctuary is geared to serve as a temporary holding facility for those orangutans rescued from illegal possession and or trade before being returned to their natural habitat, with mechanisms in place to treat, care and rehabilitate those orangutans assessed unfit for immediate return to the wild. Orangutan Sanctuary has achieved success and demand for its activities and programmes, attracting interest from, among others, universities from within Malaysia and around the world, for joint-cooperation across fields in education and research. Orangutan Sanctuary serves as a centre for training, developing and enhancing the capacity of graduate students and young scientists in carrying out both in-situ and ex-situ conservation research and activities on the orangutan and its habitats.
About the Accommodation Accommodation in Perak is a hostel dormitory. Furthermore, there is a refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store food and beverages. Malaysian food is tasty and diverse and you can expect to experience a myriad of flavors and meals during their stay. Typical dishes include wanton noodles (noodles and pork dumplings either dry or soup), nasi goreng (fried rice and vegetables) or roti canai (is a type of Indian influenced flatbread found in Malaysia. Breakfasts are varied and and include toast, cereals, etc. Tea, coffee and purified water is available at the house. We do not recommend that you drink water straight from the tap.
Taiping is a town located in Larut, Matang and Selama District, Perak, Malaysia. With a population of 217,647, it is the second largest town in Perak after Ipoh, the state capital. Taiping is a town located in Larut, Matang and Selama District, Perak, Malaysia. Taiping took over Kuala Kangsar?s role as the state capital from 1876 to 1937, but was then replaced by Ipoh. Its growth slowed down after that, but in recent years the town has been developing rapidly again. Perak State Museum is located in the town. Taiping also receives some limelight for being the wettest town in Peninsular Malaysia. The average annual rainfall is about 4,000mm in Taiping while the peninsula?s average is 2,000mm – 2,500mm. Its unusual rainfall has also led to a fertile collection of flora and century-old rain trees in the Taiping Lake Gardens.
Due to the length and active nature of this program, a decent level of fitness is required. Rehydration sachets Poncho or waterproof coat – this is personal preference. If you are caught in a proper tropical downpour, nothing is really going to keep you dry! Lightweight cotton clothing will dry very quickly anyway, and we always find that an extra layer simply makes you sweat more, so you end up wet regardless.