Thailand is one of the world's most beautiful destinations and is bustling with friendly people and exotic wildlife. With its golden beaches, rich culture and tropical climate Thailand has become a popular tourist destination. Many people visit Thailand each year to experience its vibrant culture and to view its exotic wildlife. This increasing development has led to the growing popularity of the pet trade and exploitation of animals for tourism presents a problem which has become a real threat to many of Thailand's native species.
This project works to provide a better life for many animals including Slow Loris, Gibbons, Macaques, Asiatic Black Bears, Sun Bears, small cats, birds and reptiles. Join this incredible project to help provide a safe haven for domesticated wild animals that have been captured from the wild and greatly mistreated. The rescue centre aims to provide these animals an enriching and secure environment where they can be rehabilitated and released back into the wild in hopes repopulating Thailand's jungles and restoring what was once a thriving ecosystem.
WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?
In Thailand, as in many countries around the world, animals are exploited for their exotic nature and captured and sold as pets and used for tourism purposes. This project aims to rescue captive wild animals and rehabilitate them for release back into the wild, providing them the best possible care in environment as close to nature as possible. Whilst working to develop new animal welfare projects, the rescue centre also focuses on educating local communities and tourists about animal and rainforest protection and campaigns against all forms of animal abuse.
Your participation on this project will be a tremendous help and will greatly improve the efforts of the rescue center in reaching its goals of improving the lives of many animals and restoring Thailand's habitat. You will work alongside local staff to provide appropriate and safe homes for animals whilst they are preparing for release back into the wild in addition to aiding in educational campaigns to limit future animal abuse.
WHAT WILL I BE DOING?
Working alongside local staff, volunteers help to look after the animals and educate visitors. At the centre volunteers may have the opportunity to work with Gibbons, Slow Loris, Macaques and other wildlife.
You will be involved in every aspect of the day to day running of the centre, including feeding the animals and preparing the food, cleaning the enclosures, building and repairing the enclosures, enrichments and feeding platforms. Volunteer contact with wildlife is carefully monitored to ensure animals get the best chance of rehabilitation and speedy transfer back to wild habitats.
At the rescue centre everyone is expected to work hard and together as a team and to take responsibility for the daily duties looking after the animals. The time for your rest and relaxation is later in the day when high temperatures usually demand it.
- Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
Duration:Less than 3 months
Time commitment:A lot (10+ hours/week)
Times of day:Mornings Afternoons
Days of week:Weekdays
Extra details:Fee required
International volunteer options:International volunteers welcome