Cardiff University’s tropical ecology field trip group of students explore Sabah’s ecotourism through an extra land day trip arranged by our Sabah Travel Centre!
At our partner, luxury Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort and Spa, the Orang Utan Sanctuary educates our travelling group from the UK even further on the benefits of ecotourism in Sabah.
The orang utan primate is an endangered species, whose population is dwindling on the South East Asian island of Borneo! Sanctuaries and rehabilitation centres, such as the one at Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort & Spa and the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre on Sabah’s east coast, exist to protect and preserve the endemic breed.
Through an educational video prior to witnessing the ‘jungle man’ at the feeding platform, the students of Cardiff University were delighted to have contributed their time and money to a worthy establishment who are passionate about our natural biodiversity. And reintegrating orphaned orang utans into the wild is just one trip that focuses on ecology!
Kinabalu National Park, which will be opening its summit trail to the public in September, practices plenty of conservation at its Poring Hot Springs, Botanical Garden and Canopy walkway, all of which our clients can experience on our popular 1-day Kinabalu Park day trip!
For more information on conservation efforts in Sabah contact our Kota Kinabalu HQ, where our helpful experts will assist in creating a suitable itinerary for your Borneo travels!
Ecotourism is fast becoming a popular choice amongst travellers, and our travelling groups are no exception who choose Expedition Borneo to preserve Sabah’s history!
Expedition Borneo is a highly popular 30-day program, which includes the very best attractions of Kota Kinabalu and Sabah, and each adventure activity is focused with some education. When our groups visit Sandakan and the Kinabatangan River, on the east coast of Sabah, the week-long trip involves all operators who also believe and practise ecotourism in their own operations.
In Sandakan, Expedition Borneo groups will tour the Sandakan War Memorial Park to better understand the rich history of Sabah. The park is a protected area and continues to be preserved through people visiting its grounds. The biological diversity of the World Heritage Site, Kinabalu National Park, is also protected and preserved through visitors coming to gain an appreciation of the incredible nature of the vast area in the Crocker Range, such as Poring Hot Springs!
Get more information on our various programs to contribute your adventure to protecting and preserving Sabah, Borneo!