WARE, England, Aug. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Hertfordshire based responsible travel company, The Great Projects, launched a volunteer project at Nyaru Menteng, the home of the Channel 4 documentary, Orangutan Jungle School. With the first trip running in November 2018 it gives members of the public the opportunity to spend 2 or 4 weeks working with the 450 orangutans resident at the Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Volunteers will get the opportunity to work with the orangutans and gain an understanding into how the centre runs as well as gain access into areas of the sanctuary that tourists are not normally allowed access to.
The companies Managing Director, Michael Starbuck said, "After setting up a successful volunteer project at Nyaru Menteng's sister sanctuary (Samboja Lestari in East Kalimantan) 4 years ago, we decided once again to collaborate with the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) at Nyaru Menteng. The volunteer project has the sole aim of assisting BOSF in their work of giving the orangutans in their care the best life possible and helping with their goal of releasing orangutans back into the wild. This project is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who has a passion for orangutans, to travel to Borneo and make a real difference to the lives of these animals first-hand."
The project is open to anyone (over the age of 17) with a passion for orangutans and a desire to make a real difference.
About The Great Projects: The Great Projects is an established responsible tourism operator based in Hertfordshire. Every year, they send approximately 2000 people all around the world to volunteer with endangered species and use tourism as a tool to aid wildlife conservation.
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