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Hands Up Holidays, Borneo

On-the-ground info gathered on a trip with Hands Up Holidays will go toward protecting the Sumatran rhino, one of the world’s most endangered species.

The Overview

The Sumatran rhino is one of the world’s most endangered species, with only 200 or so left in the world. Not only are their habitats imperiled by deforestation and climate change, but poachers hunt their horns, prized in traditional Chinese medicine. Understanding these creatures, and their environments, is the key to helping them survive. On-the-ground info gathered on a trip with Hands Up Holidays will go toward protecting these shy, solitary animals. An all-inclusive 15-day package has you and your family collecting invaluable survey data in Borneo’s Tabin Wildlife Reserve, home to an estimated 50 Sumatran rhinos, over three days. The rest of the time is spent on an action-packed jungle adventure, from white-water rafting in Kiulu to proboscis-monkey spotting in Sukau to a trek to the Lipad mud volcano. Jungle training and water sports also figure on the itinerary. At night, you’ll be sleeping in three-star hotels, a jungle lodge and an island chalet, as well as in open-air hammocks at a rainforest camp.

Website: handsupholidays.com

 

 

Published on Oct 11, 2010

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