BIOLOGY & CONSERVATION
Forest Research Institute Malaysia
Forest Research Institute Malaysia is a forest reserve agency which is responsible for biological, botanical and other scientific research and development pertaining to the preservation of Malaysian rain forests. Students will be accompanied by a FRIM nature guide where there is an array of nature trails for students to go jungle trekking within the forest reserves that surround the establishment.
Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary
The department of wildlife and national parks established Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre in 1989. The centre is the base for the Elephant relocation team, which began the Elephant translocation programme in 1974. The only one of its kind in Malaysia, the team is dedicated to locating, subduing and trans locating elephant from areas where their habitats throughout the Peninsular such as Taman Negara. Students will view a national geographic video on issues surrounding wild elephants, diminishing habitat and translocation. Following this is a feeding session with the elephants.
Orang Utan Island
A 35-acre island nestled within the idyllic setting of Bukit Merah lake town resort, an eco-friendly 7000-acre freshwater lakeside vacation getaway in Semanggol, Perak. A 10-minute boat ride will bring you to the Orang Utan Island that serves as a breeding sanctuary as well as a conservation, research and education centre for the better understanding of this endangered Orang Utan species. Students will enjoy a guided education tour program involving a tour of the Orang Utan Island, a video presentation and conservation education activities.
Located just of the east coast of Malaysia, Tioman Island has one of the most biodiverse marine environment in the world. Students will get an introduction to the island’s various ecosystems and wildlife and get involved in conservation projects. The Student programme covers several modules that grant students real experience of various ecosystems including: Mangroves, Seashores and Coral Reefs. Conducted by experienced field biologists, the programme also introduces students to relevant ecological issues regarding pollution, environmental impact and deforestation on the marine eco-system.