What Makes The Great Orangutan Project Great?

What Makes The Great Orangutan Project Great?

Posted by Leanne Sturrock on 9th Feb 2017

This month, we're happy to announce that our flagship project, The Great Orangutan Project, is subject to a 15% off discount. This is a brilliant time to consider getting involved with this one-of-a-kind trip, but you might be wondering - what is it that makes The Great Orangutan Project, well, great?

An Abundance Of Animals

The Great Orangutan Project is home to some of the most fascinating wildlife species, including (but not limited to!) sun bears, macaques, slow lorises, binturongs and of course orangutans. Despite the project's stunning location within the rainforest, volunteers must recognise that a number of the animals here have unfortunately been subject to a series of threats, including deforestation, mining and poaching. The project serves as a refuge for these incredible animals, and volunteers can look forward to experiencing a truly 'wild' and life-changing experience, through working towards the conservation of the creatures that need it.

sun bear

A Variety Of Activities

Leading on from the above, The Great Orangutan project is a fantastic choice for volunteers looking to make a difference through a variation of activities. The primary focus of this project will be husbandry and enrichment activities, however there is also the ability to make a real difference by taking part in construction activities (enabling the sanctuary to grow, and therefore providing refuge for more animals in need), organic farming (to provide food for the species at the sanctuary), and of course some extra-curricular activities such as visits to the beach or local national park! This project provides volunteers with a great mix of important conservation activities and fun options for their free time; a great combination for anybody looking to make a difference while making the most of their holiday, too.

Social Butterflies Rejoice!

Volunteer groups at The Great Orangutan Project tend to be a little larger than most, which is great news for social butterflies! With groups of up to 16 people taking part each time the project starts, you could well find yourself spending a good amount of time with people of varying cultures, from all around the world. You'll meet a whole host of amazing people, creating lifelong memories and working towards a common goal: the enrichment, safety and survival of the endangered animals you'll see on this trip.

volunteering in borneo

Location, Location, Location...

This wildlife centre is set in a stunning location, and the spectacular Kubah National Park is right on your doorstep. This National Park is home to a selection of stunning waterfalls, some of the most breathtaking views in the whole of Borneo, and of course a plethora of wild animals, some of which you will struggle to find anywhere else on earth! During your time on the project, you will be able to explore the true Borneo in places such as Kuching City, Damai Beach, and the cultural village in Sarawak...so what are you waiting for?

The Greatest Goal

The Great Orangutan Project was created to help not only the orangutan, but any other animals in need of assistance in the local area. The aim of this project is to provide a safe haven for wildlife in an area where animal life is often an afterthought, and with volunteer help this task becomes a lot more achievable as without the added manpower volunteers provide, the work could quite easily become overwhelming for the in country team. Animal welfare is at the forefront of the minds of everyone involved with The Great Orangutan Project and the hope is that the good work going on here can continue for a long time to come.

These are just some of the things that make The Great Orangutan Project so great, but if you truly wish to experience this amazing project there has never been a better time as it is currently on special offer until the end of February. You can become a Great Orangutan Volunteer for a discounted rate of £1,088, so take a look at the project page and get involved!

baby orangutan

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