Island Conservation (Bangkaru)

Aceh, Indonesia

$1695.00

 

The Experience

Ever wished you can travel to the Islands of Indonesia? Or how about Volunteering? Why not do both and travel to the beautiful Bangkaru Island located in Indonesia!  Come take part in a unique volunteer opportunity of working together with researchers, marine biologists and other volunteers to Conserve the Islands wide and abundant Flora and Fauna!

Bankgkaru is a tropical island consisting mainly of untouched rainforest and effervescent coral reefs along the coastal line. This particular island has a famously named beach that is, Turtle Beach and as the name says, this is one of Indonesia’s most fertile and prominent breeding sites for The Green Sea Turtles and The Leatherback Turtles which are both considered an endangered species! The beach stretches for about 1.7 kilometers and is a marvelous site to see. 
The Island has been facing some serious issues such as; turtle egg pouching, destructive development plans and unsustainable fishing practices. The main focus of this project is to address those issues as soon as possible to protect and conserve Indonesia’s rich and untouched environment, therefore, the project is in need of your help all year round! The minimum duration offered is 2 weeks and the maximum duration is 4, however, we can extend your stay if you so desire! 

This Is Why

  • Help conserve and protect the biodiversity located in Indonesia!
  • Live on an Island full of bustling flora and fauna.
  • Expand your knowledge on Conservation and Marine Biology.
  • Many opportunities to explore this amazing Island and take up surfing, snorkeling, kayaking and so much more!

 
 
Project Details
  • Key Start Dates
    Year Round (however try to book early in advance to be assured of a volunteer placement).
  • Package Prices

    02 Weeks: $1695.00 US
    03 Weeks: $1995.00 US
    04 Weeks: $2495.00 US
  • Volunteer duration
    2 - 4 weeks (longer durations are available upon request)
  • Average Work hours
    3-5 hours per day.
  • Number of Volunteers
    6
  • Volunteer accommodation
    Available
  • Housing Type
    Volunteers are housed in the HAKA Rangers camp. Rooms are in dormitory, organic garden provided and is only a few minutes’ walk to the beach.
  • Internet Access
    No Internet access on Bangkaru Island however, you will be able to use the internet at the project’s base in Simeulue Island.
  • Who Are They Looking For?
    Love of the outdoors and a passion for wildlife is a priority, must be physically and mentally fit since there will be lots of walking. Must be open to learning new traditions and cultures. You should not be fussy, picky or hypersensitive about getting your hands dirty.  We will not tolerate smoking, alcohol or the use of drugs. Please remember that you are a guest, therefore, respecting the rules is essential.

Fast Facts: Indonesia

Where? Aceh Province, Indonesia

Country Size: 1,919,440 km² 
741,050 sq mi

Population density? 134/km2, 347/sq mi

Country Famous for? Bali, Wide range of foods, Coffee, Orangutans, Spices, Komodo Dragons, Hindu Culutre, the people, history!

When to visit: All year round since the archipelago is considered to be a tropical region. However, November to April is usually considered the wet season and May all the way through to October is the dry seasons.

  • What's Included
    • Placement
      Island Conservation (Bangkaru)
    • Accommodation
      On the island, all volunteers will be housed in the HAKA Rangers Camp with rooms that are modest dormitory styled. There’s also a small organic garden which volunteers can access at any time for use and the camp site is located just a few minutes away from the beach.
    • Meals
      On Bangkaru Island, all volunteers will be expected to work with the HAKA Rangers to prepare meals with all ingredients and groceries bought from Simeulue Island.
    • Airport Pick up

      Flights would be in and out of Medan (Kualanamu International Airport), Indonesia (the project covers the local flights from there) they would pick up and drop you off at the local airport. All transportation will be included as well during your stay in Indonesia.
    • Mail-Holding Services
    • You can use FRONTEERINGS office as a reliable address to have your mail delivered.
    • Ongoing service
      If there are any problems with your volunteer project we are always there to help you and mediate between yourself and the organization.
    • Tours
      Through FRONTEERING you have the possibility to book tours in Indonesia after you have finished your volunteer project.
    • 24/7 Emergency contact
      If there are any problems during your stay , you can reach us at any time to assist you.

    What's not included: International Flights and Insurance

    Package Price:
    02 Week: $1695.00 US
    03 Weeks: $1995.00 US
    04 Weeks: $2495.00 US

  • RESPONSIBILITIES

    The responsibilities will differ since you won’t be involved in just one main activity. There are quite a few activities which forms the core foundation of the Conservation program on Bangkaru Island. The hours will pass by quickly due to endless duties that need to be completed on a daily basis. Some of these responsibilities that will be designated to you are as follows:

    • Sea Turtle Project-Turtle Patrolling, Turtle Surveying, Turtle Tagging and Measuring, Marine Debris Surveying.
    • Biodiversity Surveying & Research-Species and Vegetation Surveying, Nias Hill Myna Project.
    • Reef & Sustainable Fishing Project- Reef Surveying, Sustainable Fishing Education.
     
  • Requirements, Guidelines & Policies
    • Required to commit to a minimum of 2 weeks.
    • Strong work ethics are required: reliable, responsible, honest, good sense of humour, dependable, physically and mentally fit.
    • Open to learning new traditions and cultures.
    • Age: 18+
    • A love for animals and some experience with researching and marine biology.
    • Must read and agree to abide by guidelines and ethics.
    • A Good physical stamina and health.
    • Good communication skills and the ability to work alone as well as in groups.
  • Volunteer Benefits
    • A unique opportunity to work with a lot of skilled personnel and learn about Indonesia’s untapped biodiversity!
    • Expand your knowledge and skills in Marine Biology.
    • On leisure time, go sightseeing, surfing and lots more on the beautiful Bangkaru Island!
  • Fast Facts
    • Project location
      Aceh Province, Indonesia
    • Area Famous For
      Bali, Wide range of foods, Coffee, Orangutans, Spices, Komodo Dragons, Hindu Culutre, the people, history!
    • When to visit
      All year round since the archipelago is considered to be a tropical region. However, November to April is usually considered the wet season and May all the way through to October is the dry seasons.
    • Wildlife viewing
      Excellent place to go wildlife viewing at the Tatung Puting National Park, many opportunities to see wildlife like Orangutans, gibbons, long tailed macques, tigers, elephants, wide range of birds and of course the king of Indonesia which is the Komodo Dragon!
      • Itinerary & Details
        Day 1 - Arrive in Medan, Indonesia; 
        You will arrive in Medan (Kualanamu International Airport) where you will catch another flight (the project will assist with the booking of this flight) you will then fly to Simeulue Island where you will be met by the team. Your orientation will then begin that same day and you will then be transferred to Bangkaru Island the next day where you will start the volunteer project. 
        For 2 - 4 weeks – Help at Island Conservation (Bangkaru)!
        For a minimum of two weeks up to a maximum of 4 weeks, you will have the opportunity to live on the beautiful Bangkaru Island while working directly with researchers, marine biologists and other volunteers fulfilling the projects main activities.
        Your last day - you will be transported back to the local airport in Simeulue Island where you catch a flight back to Medan and then hop on the flight back home. If you aren’t ready to head home at the time your project is done, take that opportunity to tour Indonesia. Our staff will gladly help you to book any tours to see more of this great country! 
      • Accommodation

        On the island, all volunteers will be housed in the HAKA Rangers Camp with rooms that are modest dormitory styled. There’s also a small organic garden which volunteers can access at any time for use and the camp site is located just a few minutes away from the beach. Please note that you are responsible for keeping your sleeping area/room tidy and your own laundry.

        Things to bring from home

        • Happy, outgoing attitude and willingness to learn new things. Clothes for summer for warm temperatures. Make sure that these clothes are allowed to get dirty, comfortable walking shoes and wet shoes/reef shoes are essential, and you should also pack a raincoat and some sun block, Backpack and headlight/torch, waterproof pouches or bag.
        • You will need approximately 250.000 IDR (approximately $20 USD) per week for treats, souvenirs or personal expenses such as a SIM card and toiletries.
        • Take some US dollars and/or local currency in small denominations with you for immediate expenses after arrival.

        Meals

         

        Volunteers work with HAkA turtle rangers to prepare meals with ingredients brought from Simeulue Island, and are enjoyed around a campfire under starry night.

        Location

        The Project is located in Bangkaru Island, Aceh, Indonesia which is west of the Mainland, Sumatra. Have fun exploring this beautiful and untamed island and be a part of an amazing Indonesian experience.

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