• Malaysia
    • Kuala Lumpur

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Price Details
All accommodation, meals and materials required over the 7 day/6 night period will be provided in the $424 fee. Please contact Shyam directly with any questions (including a dollar by dollar breakdown of how your volunteer fee is spent) - shyampriah@gmail.com
Nov 10, 2016
Apr 15, 2016
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About Program

Volunteers to this program will experience the biodiversity of the mangrove swamp, where you will learn about mangrove trees, their ecological importance and restoration of mangrove swamp efforts.

Mangrove ecosystems are important in this area as the main livelihood of the community is fishing. The mudflat and swamps are stopover and feeding places for the various species of migratory birds. The community is actively venturing into cottage industries as an alternative livelihood while promoting sustainable management and conservation of mangrove forest to others.

Volunteers will spend time collecting seedlings, planting mangroves, learning about primates, birds and many other animals which call the mangroves their home. You will also have the opportunity to experience how villagers live, work & eat and you may even learn some Bahasa Malaysia!

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Learn about mangrove eco system

I have always been interested in mangroves and its effect on fish population as it was a part of my degree in University. So naturally I chose this project to volunteer with. My typical day started very early where I was picked up for breakfast beside the sea. Then we are driven out to the nursery where we spent the day collecting seedlings and planting young trees, I really liked the fishermen we worked with. Although they spoke limited English, our organizer was there to help translate. In that one week, I formed a friendship with them and was impressed with the level of patience that they had when explaining how to perform the various tasks during the volunteering duration. I also learned a lot about fishing! In the evenings, the other volunteers and I would sit at the village restaurants and meet interesting local people. The food was absolutely amazing. Highly recommended.

What would you improve about this program?
try to invest in a bilingual Bahasa Malaysia - English dictionary.
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