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Limited places available to join Taronga’s unique Sumatran Eco-Adventure!

Where: Sumatra, Indonesia

When: Mon 30th Sep 2019 to Mon 7th Oct 2019 (1 week, 23 hours)

Support the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary and Wildlife Protection Units (WPU) in Way Kambas National Park, whilst having the time of your life! Taronga Conservation Society Australia and EcoLodges Indonesia presents, a unique opportunity to visit one of Asia Pacific's most renowned biodiversity hotspots: Way Kambas National Park, Sumatra. In Way Kambas you will experience the true magic of your trip; each day you'll have the opportunity to witness new species of animals, meet local people, and get involved in local conservation programs. Throughout your trip you will be accompanied by an experienced Taronga guide, and joined by local guides along the way, enabling you to gain an in-depth understanding of the local ecosystem, they key threats, and what we're doing to protect it. Your adventures will include a trip to the world's only Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary, where you will get to meet the team responsible for protecting and caring for Sumatran Rhinos within the park. You will also visit the Elephant Conservation Centre where you can assist with their local conservation efforts, help regenerate damaged areas of the forest, and embark on an unforgettable river safari. Throughout your stay you will see countless wildlife species including Sumatran Rhinos, Asian Elephants, Gibbons and birds. You may even be one of the lucky few to catch a glimpse of one of the local Sumatran tigers that reside in the park! The funds you raise will support the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary and Wildlife Protection Units (WPU) in Way Kambas National Park. The WPUs work tirelessly to preserve the vital habitats of rhinos, tigers, sun bears, orang-utans, elephants and other wildlife. We know that community based grassroots methods, like the WPUs, are most effective in stopping animals being killed in snare traps or driven out by illegal logging and poaching. Each of the WPUs is trained in first-aid, GPS navigation and orientation, evidence collection, wildlife data collection and human-animal conflict mitigation. They monitor the activity of elusive wild tigers using camera traps, and search for evidence of illegal poaching and logging. Additionally, the WPUs work with local communities, educating people who live in and around the forest on how to live sustainably alongside these endangered animals, and share their environment. This is an extremely limited opportunity! Enquire today and secure your place before it's too late.      

 

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