Monday to Friday:
• Learning about the project, the elephants and the environment (year round).
• Walking in forest collecting baby trees and at risk orchids (May - Sep).
• Seed collecting (Dec - Mar).
• Using the baby trees to reforest the local environment.
• Walking in the forest to document activities such as hunting, logging and land grabbing. (supervised by our experienced staff - year round).
• Hanging out with the elephants (year round).
• Planting food for the elephants (fruit, veg and trees….and bananas) (Mar - Oct).
• Agro forestry – developing educational examples of tree based farming within the forest and also with local farms (May - Oct).
• Walking in the forest to map wildlife signs, footpaths, rivers and streams, key geographic locations and valuable and rare trees (year round).
• Documenting the elephant's use of the forest (year round).
• Working with the local Bunong staff to improve the living conditions of the elephants through seed planting and the development of a tree nursery.
For those staying at the project, Saturday and Sunday are free time which can be used to further explore the local town of Sen Monorom and its variety of surrounding sites of interest. During the week however, visits to the town can be arranged to explore the local market in the town of Sen Monorom and purchase treats and needed supplies. Many waterfalls are also close by, some being amongst the largest in Cambodia.
For those leaving the project, Friday night is spent in the local town and Saturday is for transfer back to Phnom Penh.
Please be aware that this is a dynamic project and this is just an example of a typical week, and volunteer duties may change during their placement though we try to be as accommodating as possible.