The program was founded in 2011 by Rudianto Sembiring and maintains a rescue and rehabilitation center that currently houses local wildlife in Indonesia. The project's focus is in the north of Sumatra, Indonesia. The Indonesian Species Conservation Program participation in the community of Sumatra is fundamental to maintain the growth of our cause and to spread it around the world.
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Volunteers can stay for free in ISCP's center in Rumah Pil Pil Village, Sibolangit's region, North Sumatra. Another option could be to stay at village houses that have been selected by ISCP in Medan. When the volunteers come to the airport we will pick up them from the airport and show Indonesian Species Conservation Program's office in Medan and after we would bring them to Sibolangit (Indonesian Species Conservation Program's Center).
Meals will be available in two different options for volunteers: First option: Volunteer’s meals will be provided by the Indonesian Species Conservation Program in cooperation with the local people in the village, this option is a good opportunity to improve the local economy. Prices should be handled directly with the project. Second option: The volunteer is responsible for his own food. It is possible to use the kitchen’s structure to cook whenever they wish.
Our daily activities usually start by 8.30am and go until 4.30pm (Monday to Thursday). During Friday and Saturday, the volunteer will be a nonpermanent keeper for slow lorises in ISCP animal rescue center.
To be a volunteer at ISCP we set the price of $650 USD for 4 weeks. We use the money to cover costs with the local Zoo, the official authorities of the Sibayak volcano, entrances, transportation, the cooker and other extra costs. The fee can be negotiated since we are flexible. It all depends on the time you will spend with us. You also will be asked to pay a My Proext's administration fee when you are doing your application.
Field volunteers will be provided with stimulating practical experience in the following activities/areas:
HILL NIAS MYNA
A special project is the Hill Nias Myna, protection of Hill Nias Myna (Gracula religiosa robusta). This species of Myna is an endemic bird of Nias island and is probably extinct in the wild. The objective of the project is to find remaining individuals in captivity, get them, rehabilitate them, breed them and conserve of this species for future generation.
Project Poksai began in June 2012. The project is aimed at protection endemic passerine Sumatran laughingthrush (Garrulax bicolor). Hunters catch these passerines from the forest and sell them in the bird's markets. The objectives of the project are work with hunters, exchange with hunters Sumatran laughingtrush for canaries, rehabilitation and breeding them.
Whose aim is the production of insects and insect powder. These products are then used as feed for animals and for sale. The aim is to use insect powder for humanitarian aid as an important and valuable food for residents during natural disasters.
SLOW LORIS PROGRAM
Greater slow loris (Nycticebus Coucang) is a protected and endangered species from Indonesia. Despite all the laws prohibiting all trafficking of this species, the greater slow loris is one of the most trafficked primate species in Indonesia. Mainly they are sold as pets. Volunteers will feed the Slow Lorises around 18h to 19h and 21h to 22h. It is important to collect all the information possible about their behavior to update our data. The project will also select a good day for tracking in the forest to see the Slow Loris in the wild and other wildlife.
Indonesian Species Conservation Program will recruit local people from the village with no experience in dealing with animals. Volunteers will teach them how to respect and deal with animals, especially for Slow Loris. Volunteers will have our support to feed the animals, establish their diet and do other technical activities.
Volunteers will give three times a week English classes for the kids around the village. This program is a long-term program between ISCP and the village. The project is a good way to improve the kids' education level and also bring new opportunities to the village. We recommend to volunteers focus on basic English for children, mixing exercises for writing, spelling, and speaking. There is also the opportunity to teach English in a school closer to the ISCP's center in Rumah Pil Pil village, Sibolangit's region. On the free time between the classes, volunteers would have the possibility to share the flyers of socialization, awareness of wildlife and forest to some villages around Sibolangit.
In the afternoon, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., volunteers can learn and see how local people often touch the water of the sugar palm trees of the tree, as they make the red sugar from the sugar palm tree, as they do the traditional wine of the sugar palm tree (some places sometimes make jokes calling wine like forest juice). It is possible also to find in Sibolangit's region, people who work with rice. In that case, volunteers will have the opportunity to join the plantations and also to learn about the local agriculture.
This service generates NO FEE for the My Proext's members. We are always looking for help with activities and services and many of them can be done remotely. If you have a particular skill that you can use to help ISCP - INDONESIA, please don't hesitate to fill the micro-volunteers application form. We seek micro-volunteers for the following activities:
- REVIEWER: Review the text of the magazine and look for spelling/grammar mistakes.
- TRANSLATOR (ENGLISH TO SPANISH): Translate the contents of the magazine from English to Spanish.
- TRANSLATOR (ENGLISH TO PORTUGUESE): Translate the contents of the magazine from English to Portuguese.
- DESIGNER FOR COREL DRAW: Help with changes to be made in the magazine.
- OTHERS: Some other online activities you would like to support.