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Over the last few days we have been out in the Danum Valley Conservation Area conducting a recce for the forthcoming project.  The conservation area consists of primary rainforest, providing an extremely challenging environment for ourselves and our fellow volunteers.

June 24, 2013

Working in partnership with Yayasan Sabah and Petronas, the Raleigh project team will continue to establish basic infrastructure within the Imbak Canyon Conservation Area . The main focus of the project is construction of a second suspension bridge, as well as trail clearing and other conservation work.
Establishing infrastructure in the heart of the rainforest allows the Conservation area to achieve class 1 protection, which prevents any logging taking place. The area is one of the last untouched and unexplored areas of primary rainforest in Sabah, with new infrastructure enabling access for important scientific & conservation activity. The area has strong biological value & rich biodiversity, and consequently has been cited as a seed donor for other environmental regions in need of re-forestation.

An initial Project Planning Visit  involved meeting with local rangers to discuss project expectation & plans, risk assessments of the work & accommodation sites, reviews of medical evacuation plans, a visit to the local hospital, and trial set-up of radio communications to the Fieldbase.

The visit was a big success, and both Raleigh & the project partners are looking forward to work commencing in two week’s time.

June 24, 2013

Our project is sure to include music, porcupine soup, off-roading, learning Murut and lots of animals on top of completing an incredibly important kindergarten build for the village and surrounding area. This project is important for the community as the children are required to have a certain level of reading skills to enter primary school and many children are not able to meet this requirement because they must walk ½ day to reach the kindergarten in a neighboring village. The kindergarten build will take place over three phases of the 13E Raleigh expedition.

 

June 24, 2013

Our project is sure to include music, porcupine soup, off-roading, learning Murut and lots of animals on top of completing an incredibly important kindergarten build for the village and surrounding area.

June 24, 2013

The three practical days training in the wild Bornean jungle was an awesome experience! The Volunteer Manager Team arrived at the very beautiful surroundings of Raleigh Basecamp and set our mozzie nets up over our hammocks nestled right next to the Kiulu River..

June 24, 2013

The three practical days training in the wild Bornean jungle was an awesome experience! The Volunteer Manager Team arrived at the very beautiful surroundings of Raleigh Basecamp and set our mozzie nets up over our hammocks nestled right next to the Kiulu River..

June 24, 2013
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Whiskey groups assigned, the Expedition 13G/H Project Managers headed out this week for 3 days of trekking, navigation, river-crossing and wild camping.

June 23, 2013