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OuTrop Volunteer 2013
Orangutan Tropical Peatland Research Project
We are now taking volunteer applications!
We usually accept two groups of volunteers a year - one from around July, the other from around October.
A limited number of volunteer places are available each year to participate in the research programmes of the Forest Research and Ecological Monitoring Research teams. Our programme is particularly suited to recent graduates or undergraduates wishing to gain fieldwork experience in a tropical forest environment, although our previous volunteers have come from all walks of life! A willingness to work long hours in the field. a good level of fitness and enthusiastic demeanor are essential, and basic biological/ecological knowledge is advantageous. There are also several opportunities for students to undertake research for part of their undergraduate honours project or post graduate masters thesis. While the majority of our work is biological in nature, opportunities in other areas may exist, and we encourage all potential students to contact us and discuss ideas.
This programme has been running since 2001 and is a focus for local conservation efforts, providing much-needed employment and financial benefits for the local community and replacing illegal logging as the main activity and source of income in the northern Sabangau Forest. This page contains background information about the research volunteers will be assisting with during 2012. See our Research pages for full details of all our research activities; the About Us pages for detailed information on the project's history, people, the Sabangau Forest and life at camp; and the conservation pages for details of our efforts to help conserve this critical ecosystem. The application pack below contains further practical and project information useful for those interested in helping us in Borneo.
For all needed experience and interests, please see http://www.outrop.com/volunteer.html
provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
All lodging is organised by OuTrop - please see information at http://www.outrop.com/volunteer.html for what is included in Volunteer fee.
Term of Appointment:
Seven weeks from June or Septemer 2013
31st December 2012
Thea Powell, Communications Manager
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