Students joining this biodiversity assessment team will be trekking into the forest of the remote Langkumbe Valley as part of a small team of guides, field biologists and volunteers. An established though basic camp is used for the expedition that includes river washing, trench toilets, open-fire kitchen with accommodation comprising hammocks set in the surrounding forest. This is true jungle living! Volunteers will assist in the marking of transects and conducting wildlife surveys in primary rainforest within the valley. Specifically, they will survey for herpetofauna, megafauna, birds, butterflies and bats. The survey team will be required to undertake long treks in order to survey a variety of different habitats and forest types, including overnighting in temporary fly-camps away from the main camp. Students joining the program need a high level of fitness and be willing to adjust to changes in plans as required by variable weather conditions and challenging terrain. Feedback from this expedition has been excellent in previous years, as it provides a real sense of adventure and excitement that can only be achieved by working in such a remote location.
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