2020 New Colombo Plan - Travel to Indonesia and help save a species!

School of Environment, Science and Engineering

A 'life-changing experience' at Way Kambas National Park in Southern Sumatra. Join fellow students on a great opportunity to do valuable community and conservation projects, learn some Bahasa Indonesian, meet some great people, get some overseas development experience.

Details

Availability: Approved

Time required: Not yet defined

Duration: Not yet defined

Location:
Indonesia

Requires face to face contact: No

Overview

Aims

Way Kambas National Park in Southern Sumatra covers 1,300 square kilometres in Lampung province and consists of swamp forest and lowland rain forest. The park still has a few critically endangered Sumatran Tigers, Sumatran Elephants and Sumatran Rhinoceroses. It also provides excellent bird watching, with the rare White-winged Wood Duck among the over 400 species present in the park. During this project you will assist in fundraising for community and wildlife projects.

Outcomes

You will be expected to assist in fundraising for community and wildlife projects in and around the Way Kambus National Park, Sumatra Indonesia.

Activities in this project include:
• Helping the Elephant Conservation Centre in the park develop an education/interpretive program.
• Raising funds to help with conservation projects
• Helping with Tourism strategies.
• Helping care for elephants
• Undertaking a survey of nesting hollows used by the White Winged Duck in Bambangan Swamp
• Teaching swimming and English to villages and those working on elephants conservation
• Deploying and analysing the data from camera traps and helping to design a system to protect them from poachers, elephants and fire

Needs to be addressed

Benefits to students

This is not a tour, but is a great opportunity to do valuable community and conservation projects, learn some Bahasa Indonesian, meet some great people, get some overseas development experience

Requirements

Southern Cross University

Promotion of the project.

Partner

The funding for this program is in the form of a scholarship towards travel and accommodation. Funding is from The Federal Governments New Colombo Plan initiative which will help to fund eligible students to participate in this exciting program in February, 2020.