Approximate dates: Early August to Mid September
Approximate fundraising target: £3100 (including £1000 charitable donation)
Number of places: 15
Expedition Leader: Will Farr (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Application deadline: Friday 11th November 5pm
From the idyllic Perhentian Islands to the diverse Bornean rainforest, this year DUCK is taking 16 students on the trip of a lifetime. On the east coast of peninsular Malaysia sit the coral-fringed Perhentian Islands; our first stop. The health of the coral reefs here have seen a recent decline with the ever-growing tourism to the island, but by being part of this trip you will get the opportunity to help restore these natural wonders and dive right into the underwater world of conservation.
Our next stop couldn’t be more different as we head in to the heart of the Bornean rainforest, a vast paradise of unique wildlife. The orang-utans that live here are fast becoming critically endangered, but you can help change this. We will be working with an established conservation project where you will be able to witness first-hand the difficulties faced by the team who work there, and provide much needed help to protect our furry ancestors.
If that wasn’t enough, we will then head north for the final week of the expedition to see what else this stunning island has to offer. From climbing Malaysia’s highest mountain, Mt.Kinabalu, to bathing in the hot springs or completing your PADI diving course, the options are endless and each as exhilarating as the next. Whatever you decide, this trip will be one you never forget.
About the leader:
Hi all, I’m Will and I’m leading next summer's DUCK expedition to Borneo. I’m a Grey second year and studying ancient history and archaeology. The reason I'm leading you is because I spent an incredible six weeks on the India expedition this summer and couldn’t wait to get myself involved in another!
Our first week is spent volunteering with Ecoteer in stunning Malaysia, helping with the conservation of sea turtles. From there we travel into the heart of the rainforest of Borneo where we begin our main project – working with endangered Orangutans and other volunteers to aid conservation and reforestation. In our final week or two we'll travel to Mt Kinabalu, the highest mountain on the island, as well as explore more of Malaysian Borneo and Brunei, and stop off at Singapore before flying home!