Are These Trips On Your Bucket List?
Are These Trips On Your Bucket List?

Are These Trips On Your Bucket List?

Bolivia Wildlife Sanctuary

Bolivia Wildlife Sanctuary

14 - 84 Nights from $1,119.00

Help look after wildlife rescued from the illegal pet trade in Bolivia.

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Samboja Lestari Orangutan Volunteer Project

Samboja Lestari Orangutan Volunteer Project

12 - 26 Nights from $1,744.00

Work on enrichment for 112 orangutans and 72 sun bears at the world-renowned Samboja Lestari Rescue Centre

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The Great White Shark Project

The Great White Shark Project

14 - 84 Nights from $1,182.00

Come face to face with one of the world’s most misunderstood predators whilst aiding great white shark conservation.

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Volunteer’s Achievements at Samboja This Month

Volunteer’s Achievements at Samboja This Month

This month, volunteers at the Samboja Lestari Orangutan Project have made some incredible achievements! They’ve renovated a platform for Fleur, the sun bear, and made significant strides in renovating the new orangutan island, where Jeffrey and Yuyun will soon make their new home.

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It’s Orangutan Release Time!

It’s Orangutan Release Time!

12 more orangutans have been successfully released back into the wild from the Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Sanctuary and the Samboja Lestari Orangutan Sanctuary thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF). Check out the release video in today's blog!

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Meet 12 orangutan candidates up for release!

Meet 12 orangutan candidates up for release!

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF), 12 more orangutans are set to be released back into the wild from the Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Sanctuary and the Samboja Lestari Orangutan Sanctuary this month. Read today's blog to find out each individual release candidate's story.

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Posted by Connor Whelan on 8th Mar 2016 3 mins

Everyone is different but one thing we all have in common is the fact that we all want to make the most of the amount of time we have on this Earth. That is why people like making bucket lists of all of the things they want to do at some point in their lives. Here at The Great Projects we are lucky enough to be able to help people tick off some of the different activities that are on their bucket lists, so if you are looking for some inspiration for yours, here are our top three bucket list ideas!

Volunteering with Orangutans at Samboja Lestari in Borneo

Baby Orangutan

The chance to work with the endangered orangutans and sun bears at Samboja Lestari is something you will never forget. This 2,000-hectare sanctuary was created with the aim of providing a safe haven for rehabilitated orangutans, whilst at the same time providing a source of income for local people. Several forest schools have been introduced at the sanctuary which help the orangutans who are in need of rehabilitation learn the skills needed to survive back out in the wild. As a volunteer out in Borneo you will be helping rehabilitate the orangutans and sun bears through enrichment, husbandry, and general sanctuary upkeep and you won’t only be creating incredible memories for yourself, but for the orangutans too.

Diving with Great White Sharks in South Africa

Great White Shark

This is an activity which is at the top of a lot of bucket lists, and if you take part with us you will not only get the chance to see this imposing beasts up close, but you will also get to aid in their conservation as their numbers continue to drop. Due to a massive amount of negative publicity over the years, sharks have suffered at the hands of humans when the fears around them are largely unfounded. This project is an operation dedicated in preserving this fantastic predator and its environment, and helping in vital great white shark conservation. It also serves to educate people on why it is essential to conserve this species.

Helping Monkeys, Bears and Birds in Bolivia

Monkey Bolivia

Many people on their travels will pay a visit to South America but few will get the chance to experience it in its rawest form. Paying a trip to the Bolivia Wildlife Sanctuary means that you will be staying in a location which is far away from the beck and call of everyday life. This sanctuary cares for a wide variety of animals including monkeys, wild cats, exotic birds, and spectacled bears and on your trip you will be able to help look after all of them. If you are looking for something off of the beaten track in South America than you could do a lot worse than to look at the Bolivia Wildlife Sanctuary.

All of our projects need volunteers to keep them running, but hopefully this piece has given you some ideas of things to add to your bucket list. Make sure you keep an eye on our page for more exciting projects and updates!

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