View orangutan and pygmy elephants in their natural habitat
The lower Kinabatangan floodplains are abundant in wildlife, such as Orangutan, Pygmy elephants and Sun bears. You can spend time not just admiring this amazing landscape, but helping to protect it.
First, you will help in conducting wildlife population surveys. You will observe these endangered species in their natural environment. Moreover, learn about their life cycles and their interconnected biodiversity roles.
Borneo wild habitat restoration to connect forest canopy
Second, get ready to do some hands on work. Plant tree saplings in the jungle. Or do a spot of ‘weeding’ to maintain the young trees that have been planted by previous volunteers. This project is part of a wider regional initiative for Borneo wild habitat restoration. It is very rewarding to witness the results of this long-term effort all around.
Additionally, you will get immersed in the local community, the gentle ‘People of the River’ (Orang Sungai in Malay): visiting them in their homes or buying and planting saplings from their nurseries. As a volunteer, you also contribute to environmental education for the school children in the village. You will gain a greater understanding about truly responsible tourism. So, make a personal impact at this Borneo wild habitat restoration project. Maybe push your own limits in the tropical rainforest landscape!