Project: Birds of prey (and sea turtles) in Indonesia
The Brahmin kite is distinguishable from other birds of prey because of its characteristic white head and chest and maroon back, wings and tail. This bird of prey lives mainly in coastal areas in eastern Asia and Oceania. Mangrove forests, harbours and beaches are the most important habitats. The Brahmin Kite is a scavenger, but is primarily a fish-eater. The white bellied sea eagle is a distinctive bird. An adult bird has a white head, chest and tail and has a dark grey back and wings, which are in nice contrast with the white feathers. The white bellied sea eagle is a habitant of India, Sri Lanka to Southeast Asia to Australia. On the coast this eagle hunts fish, which is about half of his diet.
Aside from the birds of prey the project also protects turtles during the turtle season (December – May).
Volunteer work with birds of prey in Indonesia; the main goals of this project are to take care of the birds of prey and rehabilitate them where possible and also the protection of sea turtles during the turtle season. Additional the project works with the local community on recycling projects on a nearby island. Also they organize cleaning actions with school children who are given information about conservation.
Volunteers are welcome all year around. You are free to choose your own arrival date. Minimum period of 1 week
- Minimum age for participation is 18 years old.
- Have a passion for working with animals.
- Love nature.
- Be adventurous.
- Talking the Indonesian language isn’t requested, but we recommend to learn some basic Indonesian words.
- There are no required vaccines for this project, but recommended vaccines are DTP, hepatitis A, typhoid (for the additional vaccines and other vaccines and/or information about this subject, we advise you to contact or visit your local clinic).
|Period||Price per person|
|1 week||€ 285,00|
|2 weeks||€ 400,00|
|every extra week||€ 115,00||prices are valid for the said periods in the year 2017|
- Transfer by (speed)boat harbour Jakarta – project (retour)
- 3 meals a day including water
- Training and support
- Administration costs
Volunteers will stay in one of the two stone basic bungalows. Both bungalows have 2 bedrooms which will be shared with other participants.
The work varies and for example your tasks can be:
- Cleaning the cages;
- Caring and feeding the raptors;
- Observing the raptors before and after they’ve been released ;
- Patrols on the beach looking for sea turtle eggs (December-May) and secure them if necessary;
- Cleaning the beaches together with local school children;
- Probably give English lesson to the local schoolchildren and personnel of the program;
You’ll work 6 days a week (about 6 hours a day) and have one day off.
The project is situated on a little tropic island in front of the coast of Jakarta. During your stay nice activities will be offered to volunteers like snorkelling , a day experience about coral protection activities and learn about the different sorts of coral.
You will have to arrange your journey to Jakarta by yourself. Detailed travel information will be given after your booking.