Wildlife Conservation school trips
These wildlife conservation school trips are based in Java and are our best programmes in terms of long-term service impact, adventure and fun! Java has it all! Help build or renovate enclosures for animals rescued from the illegal wildlife trade, abseil into the depths of Jomblang cave and laugh with the beautiful Indonesian people.
The centre has ensuite air con rooms perfect for groups of 15-20 students. If larger we can provide other types of accommodation. When we visit activities outside of the centre we will stay at accommodation of a similar standard.
The centre has its own vet and emergency rooms and facilities. The nearest hospital is 10 minutes away at Wates. All participants are required to wear masks when near the animals this is to reduce the chances of infection and the students will always be supervised by adults when near the animals or doing construction work.
Enrichment is very important for animals in captivity. The enrichment should focus on facilitating the animals to mimic natural behaviours. This is important to reduce stress for the animals and to help them on their long path towards rehabilitation and eventual release. To read more visit this website.
The wildlife conservation school trips by Fuze Ecoteer focuses on animals which have been rescued from the illegal wildlife trade. There are projects in Malaysia and Indonesia whom we support protecting various species including numerous birds, apes such as orangutans, gibbons and macques, sun bears and more. The centres Fuze ecoteer works with are generally not all open to the general public as the presence of lots of humans affects the animals rehab process.
These centres are focused on rehabilitation and thus have some limitations on what can be done during school trips. The best thing that school groups can do is to help with larger projects such as cage building and maintenance.
ISKL from Malaysia have helped to build a new enclosure for 2 sun bears. These are very meaningful service trips but they require significant planning and for the students to fully understand what they can and can’t do.
Additionally as in all Fuze Ecoteer school trips we add in a slice of adventure. In Indonesia we take students cave tubing and caving in a magnificent vertical entrance cave called Jomblang Cave.