You would like to explore the rainforest and engage in the protection of endangered? Then join our fascinating volunteer project in midst of Borneo’s majestic Sabangau Forest! The project focuses on wildlife and habitat monitoring as well as renaturation tasks.


Borneo’s mighty Sabangau Forest is home to numerous rare animal and plant species, such as the Bornean Orangutan and the Bornean White-Bearded Gibbon. The conservation project aims at maintaining the original flora and fauna of the forest as a habitat for endangered species through different monitoring and renaturation activities.

During your time in the project you and your team will get deeper and deeper into the forest while working on different wildlife and habitat monitoring methods, always instructed by experienced conservationists. You will also be involved in conserving the original state of the forest as a retreat for endangered wildlife. Specific tasks include researching local primate populations and their behaviour, monitoring different insect species as well as collecting data with the help of camera traps. Furthermore, you will be familiarized with special techniques applied to strengthen the peat-swamp forests and used in nature conservation projects. Sometimes you will also help with maintenance work at the camp.


At the beginning of the project you will arrive at the airport Tjilik Riwut in the city of Palangka Raya. A staff member will pick you up and take you to a hostel in the city where you will spend the first two nights. On your third day you will make your way to your research camp in the Sabangau Forest. The camp consists of several shared dormitory huts, shared sanitary facilities, a kitchen and an office. You will be provided with three meals per day. After four weeks in the project you will travel back to Palangka Raya. Here you will spend two more nights before flying back home.


Dates, Service, Cost


2020: 23.03., 08.06., 01.09., 05.10.


  • Placement in the project
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Assistance with selecting travel insurance
  • Assistance with booking flights
  • Pre-departure information pack
  • Accommodation in Palangka Raya
  • Accommodation during the project
  • All meals during the project
  • On-site orientation and project training
  • Excursion to the Bornean Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOS) rehabilitation centre
  • Monetary contribution to our partner’s long-term conservation efforts
  • English-speaking support by long-term experienced staff
  • 24/7-support throughout the project


4 weeks: 1850 EUR

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