The Great Orangutan and Pygmy Elephant Project

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The Great Orangutan and Pygmy Elephant Project
The Great Orangutan and Pygmy Elephant Project
Cultural and community interaction in Borneo
Cultural and community interaction in Borneo
Borneo orangutan
Borneo orangutan
River wildlife tour in Borneo
River wildlife tour in Borneo
Borneo Children
Borneo Children
Borneo Monkey
Borneo Monkey
Bornean Elephant
Bornean Elephant
Wildlife in Borneo
Wildlife in Borneo

About

Situated within Sabah’s Lower Kinabatangan Floodplain Rainforest, this orangutan project encompasses the diversity of Borneo's incredible wildlife. The project is nestled within the WWF's protected 'Corridor of Life', a region that is prominent in balancing land development and the needs of its indigenous communities and wildlife.

You will reside in the small village of Sukau: a rural indigenous community with a population of approximately 1,000. The charming 'Orang Sungai' are always keen to share their way of life with guests, and in return you will help to educate the locals on the importance of conservation, aiming to enlighten them towards more sustainable ways of living.

Spend time working in and around Sukau village or along the Kinabatangan River, participating in wildlife monitoring through rainforest treks and river cruises. As well as orangutans and pygmy elephants, this project is also home to gibbons and hornbills, making the area a wildlife-spotting haven.

Highlights
  • Monitoring wildlife from a boat on the river
  • Helping with reforestation efforts in the local area
  • Spend time with the Orang Sungai people and learn about their way of life
  • Trek through the luscious rainforest

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