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Volunteer sea turtle conservation- Perhentian Islands

For anyone interested in volunteering with Sea turtles on the paradise islands of Perhentian. Patrol beaches and collect data on nesting females, emerging hatchlings, spread awarness, teach locals English.
12 years ago, January 22nd 2011 No: 1 Msg: #127029  
S Posts: 7
Volunteer with Help Our Penyu in 2011 (a community based NOT FOR PROFIT sea turtle conservation organisation) and help save the Sea Turtles of Malaysia whilst bringing prosperity and education to the local community.

We are based on the idyllic tropical islands of Perhentian, Malaysia where you will find chilled out beaches, world class diving and a friendly community welcome.

Volunteers are needed between March and October to help protect the nesting sea turtle population and their offspring. Over the last 50 years numbers have fallen drastically. The area was once world famous for it’s Leatherback population. This has now fallen by 99%!t(MISSING)o just 10 nests a year. Other species have followed suit with only the Green turtle holding a significant nesting population.

Development in the area has played it’s part as nesting habitats have been transformed into tourist resorts. Pollution has gone hand in hand with this.

The poverty faced by the local community has meant that the poaching and selling of turtle eggs is very tempting. 1 nest can reward a poacher with 2-3 weeks worth of wages!

As a volunteer you will undertake the following;

* Nightly beach patrols on a rota basis safeguarding two important nesting beaches,
* Data collection from adult turtles, nests and hatchlings,
* Surveys of forest and coral environments,
* Beach cleans,
* Assist in running weekly marine conservation and English language clubs at a local school,
* Run marine conservation info booths as part of a group at local resorts and beaches,
* Assist in teaching swimming skills (ability dependent),
* Assist with various art, recycling, community projects.

You will receive;

* All meals and accommodation for the duration of your stay, accommodation is on an isolated dive resort and then within the local village community,
* Transport from the mainland to the islands,
* Lessons in Malay,
* Opportunity to help save an ancient species vital to the marine ecosystem,
* Plenty of free time to explore the islands, undertake dive courses, snorkel or just chill on the beach.

Cost: Is dependent on number of weeks volunteering:
GBP£400 for 1 week,
GBP£599 for 2 weeks,
GBP£799 for 3 weeks,
GBP£999 for 4 weeks.

Contact: <snip> for a brochure and booking form - feel free to ask any questions about the project.

Happy Volunteering 😊
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12 years ago, February 5th 2011 No: 2 Msg: #128294  
S Posts: 7
WE are pleased to announce a discount of GBP£100 off any non-malaysian volunteer booking for March and April 2011!! Reply to this

12 years ago, February 20th 2011 No: 3 Msg: #129482  
S Posts: 7
Hi guys,

In response to the current economic climate we have restructured our pricing for volunteers.

We now charge GBP£150 per week with a one time admin fee of GBP£150 for international volunteers-
please note this replaces the previous price discount.

Come volunteer and help us save turtles!!

Aman Cinta Penyu
Peace love turtles

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11 years ago, September 21st 2012 No: 4 Msg: #161268  

In response to: Msg #127029

Hi , i am interested in this volunteering program for june 2013. is it still available? Reply to this

11 years ago, September 26th 2012 No: 5 Msg: #161466  
It's great to hear your words and also I like this form of volunteer services. Nowadays, most people are coming to serve and that's a good signal for those who love this form of action. Reply to this

8 years ago, October 13th 2015 No: 6 Msg: #193581  
Any volunteer services in Kedah (Alor Setar)? Reply to this

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