BIOLOGY & CONSERVATION
Heart 2 Heart Orangutan Program
The Heart to Heart with Orangutan program is a unique conservation initiative run by the Sarawak forestry. It is a one-day program which allows students to actively participate in orangutans rehabilitation at the Matang and Semenggoh wildlife centres. Students will have a chance to learn from a dedicated team of experts from the Sarawak forestry about the challenges of orangutan rehabilitation and related work at the centres. Widespread and permanent deforestation of Borneo’s forests combined with the lowest reproductive rate of any mammal on earth, have now put this magnificent creature on the endangered species list. The Orangutan conservation work will involve cage cleaning, food preparation, enrichment program, etc. At the end of the program, all students will be given a certificate of participation to acknowledge their contributions to Sarawak’s orangutan rehabilitation program.
Sarawak Bio-Diversity Centre
The Sarawak Bio – Diversity centre initiates programmes for the conservation, utilization, protection and sustainable development of biodiversity in Sarawak. An awareness and appreciation visit to the bio diversity centre includes a briefing on it’s roles and functions as well as a tour of its research facilities. Students will enjoy a full day of programs including biodiversity observation, plant propagation,DNA extraction from fruits, bio-diversity jungle trek and much more.
Satang National Park
Sarawak’s first marine national park, Satang National Park. Your Satang Island Turtle Conservation and snorkelling day trip from Kuching begins with a 30-minute boat ride through mangroves and swamps, past fishing villages and marine parks. Upon arrival at Satang Island, students will visit a turtle conservation and hatchery area, where your expert guide will share information about the conservation program that puts park rangers at the forefront of protecting these tiny turtles. Learn how professionals collect, count, and rebury turtle eggs and gain a deeper understanding of the hatching process, which can take 40 to 60 days. After touring the conservation center, head to Satang Island’s sandy beaches, where you’ll enjoy sun, sand and ultimate relaxation with snorkelling in the clear blue waters amid colorful fish, coral and marine life.
WWF-Malaysia’s Knowledge Management Centre
WWF Malaysia Knowledge Management Centre aims to impart and enhance conservation knowledge through relevant reading materials, online learning and provision of spaces for public engagement and education. They serve the needs in East Malaysia for WWF-Malaysia’s staff, government agencies, researchers, students and the general public who wish to know more about conservation and the environment. The centre offers a guided tour to students who will have the opportunity to learn and equip themselves with better knowledge and skills to meet the ever evolving opportunities and challenges in conservation work today.