The Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project (OuTrop) is looking for volunteers
to help with conservation and research projects in 2015.

We are a research and conservation organisation based in the Sabangau Forest
in the heart of Indonesian Borneo, home to the world’s largest populations
of orangutans and southern Bornean gibbons.

We work at the forefront of primate research in tropical forest environments
and are affiliated to the Indonesian University of Palangka Raya, and
British universities of Oxford and Leicester. We carry out scientific
research on many aspects of orangutan, gibbon and red langur ecology and on
tropical peat-swamp forest biodiversity, productivity, regeneration and
restoration ecology.

In 2015, volunteers will join us for six weeks to gain first-hand experience
of a tropical forest environment, work alongside enthusiastic researchers,
and will receive practical training in field survey skills and biodiversity
monitoring. Volunteering is challenging, exciting and a rewarding
experience. Volunteers have the chance to see some of the incredible
wildlife that inhabits this special part of the world, from sun bears to
flying lizards and of course the charismatic orangutan.

Volunteers will also travel to at least one remote field site on expedition
to carry out biodiversity monitoring and research.

There will be three volunteer groups during 2015, and spaces often fill up
quickly so make sure to get your application in soon.

Group 1: Tuesday 23rd June – Monday 3rd August
Group 2: Friday 7th August – Thursday 17th September
Group 3: Thursday 24th September – Wednesday 4th November

Many of our previous volunteers have returned to OuTrop as long-term
research assistants or have gone on to careers and further research in
biodiversity conservation.

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