The Wildlife Rescue centre in Indonesia takes in wildlife that has been confiscated from the illegal wildlife trade in the region or handed over to them by locals. Sulawesi island has a strategic location for the wildlife trade, and the rescue centre plays an important role in preventing further illegal trade while looking after the wildlife in their care.
“Honestly the week I spent at the Wildlife Rescue project was possibly one of the most moving and generally incredible weeks I have ever had. There was literally nothing I could fault it on from the people to the activities it was a truly wonderful and enriching experience.”
In this blog piece, WorkingAbroad blogger Sean Feagan, writes on the endemic wildlife and incredible biodiversity found on Sulawesi island referring to the British naturalist, Alfred Russel Wallace, who made important discoveries across the Malay Archipelago and was greatly impacted by his time in Sulawesi.
Volunteers at the Wildlife Rescue Volunteer project get to experience work with wild animals that have been confiscated from the illegal wildlife trade first-hand, and will learn how to look after these by working alongside locals and other volunteers from around the World in a beautiful remote location of Indonesia.
The Wildlife Rescue volunteer project is set in a beautiful location in a former coconut palm plantation on a hill near the sea, overlooking the Lembeh Straights and near the town of Bitung in North Sulawesi. Volunteers will experience a naturally beautiful part of Indonesia fairly untouched by regular tourism and live among locals according to their ways and culture.
A variety of day excursions are available for volunteers that wish to explore the beautiful island of Sulawesi, which could include day tours of Manado and surroundings, Tomohon market or mount Mahawu. Volunteers can also arrange their own trips, and one should not miss some of the best diving and snorkelling spots in the world nearby!