Education Trek is a half day trip that will brief you about Conservation and monitoring project involving in Belum Temenggor. An ideal tour for student or anyone else interested to know about conservation in the area.
The Temenggor nature reserve is located at the lower part of Belum-Temenggor forest complex. Although the rainforest is a single, contiguous ecosystem and there’s no biological difference between the upper Belum and the lower Temenggor, the areas are regulated differently. For visiting Temenggor you won’t need an entry permits.
Included in this experience are: cruising the Temenggor lake by boat and trekking into its rain forest.
Education Trek is a half day trip that brief you about Conservation and monitoring project. An ideal tour for student or anyone else interested to know about conservation project involving in Belum Temenggor.
Among the organizations, institutions and societies working in Belum Temenggor area there are:
- Malaysian Nature Society
- Management and Ecology of Malaysian Elephants
- WWF-Malaysia’s Tigers conservation project
- Pulau Banding foundation
The excursion will start in the morning at Pulau Banding jetty, where your local nature guide will be waiting for you. You’ll proceed by boat over lake Temenggor. During the boat ride you could spot birds and occasionally mammals.
Once you arrive at the trekking trail the guide will brief you about the different NGOs involved in Belum Temenggor like WWF, MEME and MNS. You could find and record the presence of animal, such as pug marks, scratch marks, calls, scats and or hairs. Signs of species such as Asian elephants, cats, dhole, sun bear, Malayan tapir and gaur are commonly found. You will also be able to learn how to set-up camera traps.
If sign of poachers are found we record the location and inform the relevant official departments like Perhilitan, (Malaysian Wildlife department) and the wildlife crime hotline.
Back to the jetty in the early afternoon around 12:30 pm.
The motor boats used in this trip have their top covered, so you won’t get wet in case of rain and you won’t get sunburn during sunny days. Life jackets are provided on board, of course.
The boats can accommodate a maximum of 08 people per boat, therefore if your group is particularly a large one, you may have to split in two or more crafts. As with the other activities and tours, the guide will speak in English or Malay.
Journey starts in Pulau Banding, please be punctual.
|9:30||Meet your nature guide and depart by boat for the half day conservation trek at Temenggor nature reserve.|
|10:00||Start your education trekking along the forest.|
|12:30||Back to the jetty.|
- to have with you suitable shoes and outfit for outdoors trekking in wet areas; mosquito repellent, salt or a lighter for leeches; a raincoat (a disposable one will do), a hat and, in the case you plan to bathe in waterfalls, swimwear.
- to bring with you only a small bag with the strictly necessary items. If you have a large baggage please consider to leave it in a luggage storeroom in town or at the hotel.