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Wildlife Conservation Volunteering in Borneo
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Wildlife Conservation Volunteering in Borneo

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Day to Day Life

    9

Living in the rainforest

This project is hard work, that can't be denied. But it is truly worth it.
The B&B I stayed in was good, for a rural village in Borneo; there were a couple of issues, but the project supervisor was able to resolve them fairly quickly. The food was delicious, despite my limitation of being vegetarian there was always plenty of choice. Each morning, the 20minute boat ride along the river is an amazing way to wake up, watching the forest wake up with you. We saw monkeys, hornbills, snakes, monitor lizards, orangutans and so many more. There was evidence of pygmy elephants in the area but they didn't appear while I was there. We worked at clearing a plot and planting trees, to eventually complete the tree canopy along the river bank.
This project is very rewarding, as there is evidence of animals using the plots planted years ago, proving that this conservation work is successful and appreciated by the forest residents. It is tough work in the heat, but knowing you are helping and supporting the wildlife is good motivation!

In addition to the conservation work, time is spent with the locals in the evenings and days off, which is a great way to experience the culture and expand your knowledge of other ways of life. Oyster Worldwide offers an amazing way to travel the world, keeping you safe while encouraging you to give something back to the community and immerse yourself in the local way of life.