Malaysia Turtle Conservation
Where: The Perhentian Islands, Malaysia
Focus: Monitor turtle nests and conduct snorkel surveys of turtles feeding.
When: March to October | Project starts on a Monday.
Duration: Min. 2 weeks
Suitability: Over 18s. Group bookings available.
- 2 weeks from GBP 629
- 3 weeks from GBP 729
- Extra weeks from GBP 150.
As a volunteer, you will:
- Help to protect the endangered sea turtles that nest, breed and forage around the Perenthian islands, primarily green turtles.
- Identify hotspots of sea turtle activity which can then be used to develop a Sea Turtle Management Plan.
- Collect data on the turtle population and photo ID individuals on the beaches and by snorkelling the surrounding reefs.
- Conduct surveys on nesting activity and help protect turtle nests against predation by mammals and poachers.
- Work with the community to raise public awareness of this species and the environmental issues that affect them.
- Enjoy exploring white sand beaches, kayaking, visiting world heritage sites, and jungle trekking to spot large reptiles and wild monkeys.
Accommodation: Volunteers share a guesthouse in the village.
Sleeping: Shared, mixed-sex dormitory-style rooms with ceiling fans and a shared bathroom.
Food: A daily food allowance is provided to cover 3 meals per day. Volunteers can eat at the local restaurant or use the communal kitchen.
Support: 24-hour in-country support; International HQ emergency support and back-up; UK residential briefing weekend available.
Transport: Pick up from Kota Bharu airport can be arranged for an extra fee.
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