Volunteer will help local mahout (a person who takes care and train an elephant) daily to take care the elephant starting from bathing/showering, feeding, health checking and grassing the elephant. One local mahout will be accompanied by one volunteer in doing his daily job.
The volunteers will be accommodated in Elephant Conservation Centre / kind of dormitory (basic conditions, sleeping bag and mat needed). Food will be provided with catering service. Also the volunteers will stay at the homestay in the village nearby the conservation center. Prefer no vegan (strict vegetarian)
During free time, the volunteers will have opportunity to enjoy exciting attraction in Lampung such as beach, home industry, traditional market and fruit plantation.
Currently the conflict between elephants and human are rising because they have less area to live. Elephants are being squeezed into smaller area, since the local farmer plant the crops and elephants like to destroy and eat them. As a result, the elephants frequently raid and destroy the crops which will cause a conflict between human and elephant. Due to this reason, local government and organization which concerns about the wild life are working together to save or conserve the elephants and reduce the conflict. This project aiming to assist local governmental office named Way Kambas National Park which located in Elephant Conservation Centre to conserve the sanctuary. Our project IS NOT a safari place, but it is mostly as a place for elephant conservation which facing problem of critical decreasing population and threats due to illegal lodging which endanger their life. The PKG is located inside and managed by the Balai Taman Nasional Way Kambas / BTNWK (Way Kambas National Park) covering round 1.300 square kilometers in Lampung Province, Southern Sumatera Island. The park consists of swamp forest and lowland rain forest. There are around 60 elephants with 60 mahouts for each (1 mahout responsible for 1 elephant). All of the elephants in the PKG are chained when they were in the stall during the night. The purpose of putting chain in one of their legs is for monitoring, handle the elephants when they are stress, to distinguish between the PKG s elephants and the wild one. The mahout using special tool called gancu (little iron hammer with curve point) to handle the elephant. The way how to use the gancu is by touching gently behind the elephant s ear and sometimes on its head.
The expected profile for a volunteer in this kind of centre contains a sum of characteristics: and 61656; Open-minded and 61656; Tolerant and 61656; Creative and 61656; Flexible and 61656; Patient and 61656; Respect the local customs and local s rule and 61656; Willing to accept basic living condition in the project site and 61656; Confidence
380 euro or 6.460.000 IDR/camp (flat rate 1euro: 17.000 IDR). It covers food, accommodation, materials and local transport during the project. The fee must be paid in CASH upon arrival. Failure of full payment upon arrival, the participant is not allowed to join the project for any reason.