Animal care internship in Malaysia

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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Animal care internship in Malaysia

Environment

Wildlife
We are commited to conserving and protecting animals. Where animals must live in captivity we work hard to improve their animal welfare standards and ensure the best quality of life possible outside of the wild. Volunteers on this project will help to provide enrichment, create enclosures which replicate the wild and ensure high quality feeding programmes. This means that the animals in care here are living at the highest possible standards. The centre has recently changed hands to private ownership, and has since been striving to become one of the leading facilities in Asia promoting education, conservation and animal welfare - our volunteers play can play a key part in this.

Environment
Our company is an environmentally responsible one that operates recycling and reusing of waste products. We also offset carbon emissions in our office (gas,electricity, business mileage) and encourage all participants to offset their flight emissions via a carbon offset scheme run in conjunction with Tree Aid. This means that trees are planted in poor local communities to encourage local people's incomes, as well as to help sustain the environment.

Participants are advised to use hand wash gel that does not require water. We also advise to take care with water. In many of our destinations, water is precious and expensive.

Community

Meeting local needs
Volunteers live and work as a member of the local community. This is a small community, located off the traditionally trodden tourist trails, and so bringing volunteers to this area really benefits the local population. Food is bought from local markets and restaurants, trips are all sourced locally and local transport is used when needed.

Campaigning for change
This project works to change the future for animals who have been living in conditions which do not reflect international standards. The aim is to ensure that these animals can live in comfort and with the right provisions, closely mirroring the work done in leading facilities around the world.

Cultural sensitivity
We emphasise the importance of showing respect for local people and their customs in our briefing material. Participants will work alongside permanent staff, forming close bonds and getting an insight into real life in rural Thailand.

All of our participants receive comprehensive pre-departure documentation. This covers topics on how to be culturally sensitive, how to best look after the environment when in the country and how to stay safe as well as up to date information on the political situation. They are also briefed on how to dispose of waste properly and where possible, to avoid using plastic water bottles as these are not easy to dispose of environmentally.

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