This programme is only valid for active MNS Perak members
To encourage participation to the above programme which has been organised and carried out from August to September every year by MNS Headquarter, our Perak Branch has recently allocated a fund to subsidise its members who wish to volunteer for the programme this year. The Hornbill programme including its schedule and cost can be obtained from MNS programme link below. If interested, please first check with the programme link for available time slot and then contact the Branch Chairman, Ooi Beng Yean (017 5476632) or firstname.lastname@example.org for subsidy application and details to participate on first come first serve basis.
MNS initiated the volunteer programme in 2008 for non-scientists to take part in monitoring the Plain-pouched Hornbill (PPHB) and be part of the national and global conservation effort to save the hornbills and its habitat, i.e. the Belum-Temengor Forest Complex. The hornbill researchers could not be on the site full time and therefore help is needed from the public. Join us in our efforts to tell the world that the hornbills are needed for a functional healthy forest in Belum-Temengor and must be protected for the years to come. It is hoped that the project will contribute towards understanding the ecology and biology of the globally threatened and near-threatened hornbills. Through this, it is hoped that the knowledge gained through the project will help to improve protection for the hornbills and its habitat.
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Closing date to register is on 31st August 2014
August and September is the season where thousands of Plain-pouched Hornbill flock to Belum-Temengor forest, perhaps in search of food or for reasons unclear at the moment. This is why HVP was initiated. For the next two months, volunteers will count the PPHB twice daily. This flight census will offer valuable information on population numbers which in turn will be used to advocate for the protection of Temengor forest, especially in addressing logging threats.
The second reason for HVP is for you to let go of the convenient, busy, connected world and go back to basics experiencing the peace and tranquillity. No wifi, no electricity, no piped water, no enclosed bathrooms, and no lumbar support beds. Learn to live with less. Learn teamwork, sharing and caring with your camp mates. This year we will have another art competition for you to participate in, a bit different from last year.
Two packages will be available during the August-September counts.
• VOLUNTEER PACKAGE 1 [4D/3N] (Tuesday-Friday)
• VOLUNTEER PACKAGE 2 [5D/4N] (Friday to Tuesday)