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.
The price is as follows:
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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.
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.
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
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Fuze Ecoteer Merapoh Project
No. 112, RPS Kampung Merapoh
GPS Coordinates: 4.6923890, 102.0010730
05 Jan 2020 08:00 am (Sunday)
27 Dec 2020 08:00 am (Sunday)
Starts at RM1,707.00
Joined on 19 Dec 2019