Volunteer at Wehea Forest Protection in Borneo


Wehea protection forest in East Kutai regency, East Borneo encompasses a 38,000-Ha natural forest which is home to many rare wildlife species. The pristine forest is a very important habitat for wild animals like the Bornean orangutan, clouded leopard, sunbear, gibbons, langurs, and hundred species of birds. 61 mammals species have been identified to occur here!

For more information about the mammals diversity in Wehea forest, please visit this link: http://www.profauna.net/en/content/mammals-diversity-wehea-protection-forest

Wehea protection forest is managed by the indigenous people of Dayak Wehea, in partnership with PROFAUNA. We have designated a special unit of Ranger team consisting of local men who work everyday to conserve and protect the forest. Further info about the forest here:


Volunteering fee:

IDR 6,000,000 (per 2 weeks)


  • At least 18 years old
  • Be physically fit and ready for fieldworks (in the forest)
  • 2 weeks minimum stay
  • Pay for the program fee (payment made through bank transfer prior to the volunteer's departure for Indonesia)
  •  Complies to the terms & conditions of the program (proposed by PROFAUNA)

Job description:

Once you are accepted to be a volunteer at Wehea forest, you have to be ready to work in the forest where you will not receive any mobile phone and internet connection. If you are a true adventurer and have a great interest towards this impressive prostine forest and its wildlife, you will surely like it there! Among the works that you will be doing are:

  • Forest patrol, together with the Rangers
  • Wildlife monitoring
  • Maintaining the research station and the facilities
  • Providing assistance in developing ecotourism within the tourism zone of the forest


  • Lodging at the research station in the forest (basic condition)
  • 1  PROFAUNA t-shirt

If you are interested in volunteering with us in Wehea forest, please contact: volunteer@profauna.net

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