Volunteer Asia

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WFFWILDLIFE FRIENDS FOUNDATION THAILAND: WFFT WILDLIFE RESCUE CENTRE – THAILAND

The Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand rescue centre was founded with the intention of providing confiscated wild animals and those that have been domesticated as pets or used in the tourism industry a safe home in an environment as close to nature as possible.  We also aim to protect wild animals and their habitat from destruction.  Find out more…

 

TAF_JAVA_PRIMATE_LOGO-big-sizeTHE ASPINALL FOUNDATION: JAVA PRIMATE PROJECT – JAVA, INDONESIA

On December 11th 2009 The Aspinall Foundation signed the Memorandum Of Understanding that launched a new project to save the endangered Javan Gibbon (Hylobates moloch) – also known as Moloch or Silvery Gibbon. These primates are unique to the Indonesian island of Java, where it is estimated that less than 2,000 remain.  Find out more…

 

 

CIKANANGA WILDLIFE CENTER – JAVA, INDONESIA

Cikananga Wildlife Center was established on August 27th 2001. Since then it has been dedicating its efforts to the welfare and conservation of Indonesian wildlife and its habitat. It provides facilities and man-power to rehabilitate confiscated wild animals, helps them regain their natural behavior lost during captivation and tries to reintroduce them into their natural habitat. The center also provides a permanent sanctuary for animals that cannot be released back into the wild.  Find out more…

 

WILDLIFE SOS – INDIA

India’s wildlife is under severe threat – every animal from the majestic elephant and the tiger, to the shy sloth bear and rare pangolins have fast become “the hunted”. While time is running out for these creatures, it’s not too late to help.  Wildlife SOS was established in 1995 by a small group of individuals inspired to start a movement and make lasting change to protect and conserve India’s natural heritage, forests and wildlife wealth. Today, the organization has evolved to actively work towards protecting the Indian wildlife, conserving habitat, studying biodiversity, conducting research and creating alternative and sustainable livelihoods for erstwhile poacher communities.  Find out more…

 

FREE THE BEARS

Free the Bears was founded by Mary Hutton: a retired secretary from Perth whose decision to stand up for the rights of Asia’s bears in 1993 changed her life, her family’s life and the lives of hundreds of bears. Free the Bears was registered as an official NGO in March 1995 and since then has grown in to a mid-sized international organization with world-class sanctuaries in Cambodia, India, Laos and Vietnam. Find out more…

 

ORANGUTAN TROPICAL PEATLAND PROJECT – BORNEO

Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project Volunteer Program has been running since 2001 and is a focus for local conservation efforts, providing much-needed employment and financial benefits for the local community. They work to protect some of the most important areas of tropical rainforest in Borneo, including the home of the world’s largest orangutan population. They monitor the behavioural ecology of the forest’s flagship ape and cat species, carry out biodiversity and forestry research, and work with our local partners to develop conservation solutions.  Find out more…

 

TASIKOKI WILDLIFE RESCUE CENTRE – INDONESIA

North Sulawesi has been a hotspot for the smuggling of wildlife out of Indonesia onto the global market via the Philippines.  Animals from all over the vast Indonesian archipelago have suffered this trade route.  Tasikoki Wildlife Rescue Centre is therefore in a strategic location to help the authorities tackle this crime and take care of the wildlife confiscated from this trade.

It is important for all volunteers to note that due to the sensitivity of Tasikoki’s program, ‘hands on’ wildlife interaction by volunteers is not permitted at any time.  Find out more… 

 

GIBBON REHABILITATION PROJECT – THAILAND

The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project has been rescuing and rehabilitating White-handed gibbons from the pet trade and tourism industry since 1992. Every year new baby gibbons are smuggled into the bars and onto the beaches in Phuket to entertain the tourists.  Wiped out on the island 30 years ago, the illegal trade is now decimating wild populations throughout Thailand.  Since 2002 GRP has successfully re-established a small independent breeding wild population of reintroduced captive gibbons in Khao Phraw Thaew non-hunting area on Phuket.  Find out more…

 

 

BEES (Burn and Emily’s Elephant Sanctuary) – THAILAND

BEES is a home for old, retired elephants. Something well deserved for these Elephants that have worked in logging and trekking their whole life before coming and experiencing freedom at BEES.  BEES gives elephants a chance to live free before their time runs out!!  Find out more…

 

 

SAVE ELEPHANT FOUNDATION – THAILAND

In the past, the revered Asian elephant carried the Kings of Siam and were used to intimidate the enemy on the battleground. More recently, they were trained to be bulldozers, and forced to clear their jungle habitat. Today, these giants struggle to find the basic necessities of life as protected land diminishes and more are captured to become domestic working elephants. Now, their plight falls mainly on deaf ears.  Find out more…

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