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1. Posted by mikeandave (Full Member 84 posts) 9y

Hi guys,

My bro and I are interested in doing some conservation or wildlife preservation work when were away. Would love to help wildlife animals in south east asia. Can anyone recommend somewhere we can do this?

Thanks once again!
Mikeandave

2. Posted by draggons (Full Member 113 posts) 9y

Don't know about anywhere else in SE Asia but you can't do any work in Thailand without a work permit, even voluntary work. There's plenty of folk doining it but it can be a real hassle if you get caught.

3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1596 posts) 9y

Quoting mikeandave

Hi guys,

My bro and I are interested in doing some conservation or wildlife preservation work when were away. Would love to help wildlife animals in south east asia. Can anyone recommend somewhere we can do this?

Thanks once again!
Mikeandave

Here is a link to a volunteer organization that has all sorts of places and things to do - Earthwatch.
http://www.earthwatch.org/site/pp.asp?c=crLQK3PHLsF&b=386581

They have an office in Britain, U.S., Japan and maybe some other countries too! You are a paying volunteer and you will be working with volunteers from many countries on your project. Your evenings are usually free everyone seems to have a good time.

I went on three expeditions with them (back when I still had an income) and had a good time. I worked on archeology digs in Thailand twice (Phimai) and something with solar ovens in Indonesia. There are subjects that deal with animals and wildlife preservation. I recall some programs with tigers in India one time and often turtles and other critter concerns come up. Check out the site!

Your country may allow some sort of tax advantage because this organization is considered a charity.

Have fun.

4. Posted by cybervlad (Full Member 78 posts) 9y

mikeandave, try to contact Uncle Tan (www.uncletan.com) Borneo, Malaysia.

5. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1836 posts) 9y

Yea, you can try to contact uncle tan.
You will help Orang Utans in Borneo which need lots of care and attention.;)
Famous among Farangs.