Mission Description

Volunteer to conserve the rainforest and wildlife of Malaysia

Bring out the inner hero in you


At our Malayan Rainforest Station, volunteers will aid the team in their effort to conserve the wildlife and one of the oldest rainforest in the world, Taman Negara. You will get to go on anti-poaching treks to deter poachers and track humans and wildlife activities and movements in the forest. This regular monitoring of Merapoh Forest Complex is done to document wildlife presence and encroachment signs in order to assist authorities in formulating conservation management strategies for the area. To make it even more interesting, volunteers also get to go on nocturnal surveys with the team to observe the activities of nocturnal animals.

MRS have multiple ongoing projects with collaborations from multiple local and international Research Institute with The Clouded Leopard Project, Avifauna Project, Herpetofauna Project, Flying Squirrel Project and Wild Ginger Project.

Volunteers will also get to forage and camp with the Bateq ladies. The Bateqs are the indigenous tribe of Merapoh and are considered as the guardian of the rainforest. The Bateqs will also teach you bushcraft skills in order to survive in the jungle.

Volunteers will also get to go caving as part of our effort to increase presence at the many limestone caves in Merapoh to show its importance in tourism in order to protect it from destruction.

Not only that, but volunteers will also get a chance to interact with the locals and get invited to a local's house for Malay Dinner and also get a chance to learn how to make kuih from one of the local ladies. It truly is a wonderful experience getting to reconnect back with nature and breathing fresh, untainted air.

WITH GREAT POWER COMES GREAT RESPONSIBILITY...I AM READY!


That's great! Join our mission here and make payments for your ticket according to the duration of your volunteering stay. We will then send you our Volunteer Guide which has all that you need to know to prepare you for your volunteering adventure!

DO I WAIT FOR THE BAT-SIGNAL? 


You don't have to! This project runs all year round. Our volunteers will volunteer for a minimum of 1 week for Malaysians (30 mission hours). Volunteers will start on a Sunday and depart on the following Sunday. Our start dates are every first Sunday of the month except for June-August where volunteers can either start on the first or the third Sunday of the mont.

DO I HAVE TO PAY?


There is a certain programme fee that you would have to pay. The programme fee will cover your food, accommodation, activities and transport within the project.

Your kind contribution will also help to ensure the continuity of our projects and will always go back to the local community as we always work with the locals.

The price is as follows:

DurationMalaysian VolunteerInternational Volunteer
1 weekRM1,707RM2,708
2 weeksRM2,913RM4,367
3 weeksRM4,519RM6,558
4 weeksRM5,724RM8,208


I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE FOREST OR ANIMALS...CAN I STILL JOIN?

If you are 18 years old and above, yes you can! All we need from our volunteers are a positive attitude, willingness to learn and respect for different cultures. If you are 15-17 years old, you can join us too with parental consent.

HEY, I'M A HERO WITH A DEGREE/PURSUING A MASTERS/PHD, DO YOU HAVE A SPOT FOR RESEARCHERS?


Definitely! You will get to be in the field with our team and work together with them in their research. If you wish to come as a researcher and have your own research to carry out, do contact us for details.


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Mission Impact

The Malayan Rainforest Station aims that by 20205, local communities along with research entities will be actively involved in conservation initiative within Merapoh Forest Complex

CONSERVATION IN MERAPOH
CFS-PL1
Merapoh is located in Central Forest Spine-Primary Linkage (CFS-PL1) interconnecting National Park and Titiwangsa range. This initiative is aimed to maintain a contiguous network of forest complex through the creation of ecological corridors to link fragmented forests.

PROXIMITY TO TAMAN NEGARA
Merapoh is one of the entrances to Taman Negara National Park making it an attractive destination for ecotourism activities. As one of the oldest rainforest in the world, the team aims to learn more of and understand the forest's biodiversity.


LIMESTONE CAVES
The project aims to explore the many limestone caves in Merapoh and increase presence in the caves to promote its importance in the tourism sector. This is done to ensure that the caves are not destroyed for development and could be protected.

THE COMMUNITY
Malay community and Bateq Indigenous community live alongside the forest complex. The project aims to raise awareness within these communities on forest exploitation issues & illegal poaching, The project also aims to empower these communities to safeguard and conserve their own land.

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When & Where

Fuze Ecoteer Merapoh Project
No. 112, RPS Kampung Merapoh
Kuala Lipis
27100, Pahang
GPS Coordinates: 4.6923890, 102.0010730

From
05 Jan 2020 08:00 am (Sunday)
To
27 Dec 2020 08:00 am (Sunday)

Mission Hours
30 hours

Ticket Price
Starts at RM1,707.00

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Fuze Ecoteer Admin

Joined on 19 Dec 2019