Sarah Bell

Sarah Bell

Apr 12, 2015

Group 6 Copy 14
0
    Please wait...

    About This Project

    Orang-utan is a Malay word that means person of the forest. Every year hundreds of people visit Malaysia and Indonesia to spend weeks or months working with these incredible great apes. But what kind of impact is this having on conservation and in what ways can it be improved? In this project I will visit several field sites across the island of Borneo to interview volunteers and staff, culminating in a best practice guidelines to operating successful volunteer tourism projects.

    Blast off!

    Browse Other Projects on Experiment

    Related Projects

    Saving Tropical Migratory Bird Habitat

    Migratory birds, songbirds in particular, over-winter in the tropics. Much of the land is being deforested...

    Are male daddy-longlegs becoming "endangered?"

    Most animal species have populations with equal ratios of males and females, but some have naturally biased...

    Something's fishy: the effects of non-native rainbow trout farming on Neotropical cloud forest streams

    Introduced rainbow trout can have profound effects on the chemical and biological characteristics of temperate...

    Backer Badge Funded

    An ecology project funded by 23 people