OuTrop is looking for volunteers to help!

Putting out a forest fire

OuTrop Research Expeditions to Borneo 2013
The Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project requires volunteers to help collect data during our 2013 research and conservation expeditions in the Sabangau rainforest in southern Borneo, Indonesia.
OuTrop is an independent research and conservation group affiliated to the Indonesian University of Palangka Raya. We carry out scientific research on many aspects of orangutan, gibbon and red langur ecology, including their distribution, density, behaviour and responses to disturbance; and on tropical peat-swamp forest biodiversity, productivity, regeneration and restoration ecology. We use these data to monitor the health of the forest and its primate populations, and to formulate conservation strategies.
Our expeditions are small, rigorous and fully participative. Volunteers join us for seven weeks, during which time they gain first-hand experience of a tropical forest environment, working alongside enthusiastic Indonesian researchers, and receive practical training in field survey skills and project planning. Each year we offer a limited number of students the opportunity to carry out their own research projects for their BSc or MSc dissertations. Many of our previous volunteers have returned as long-term research assistants and/or gone on to careers or further research in biodiversity conservation.
More information on the project (http://www.outrop.com/) and how to volunteer can be found on our website http://www.orangutantrop.com/volunteer.html , or by e-mailing info@orangutantrop.com. Regular updates on our work in the field can also be found on our project blog http://www.outrop.blogspot.com/.