Lockie photographing kids – Interacting with villagers can leave a lasting memory for everyone involved
Mro workshop with BPP – Introducing Mro tribesmen to international students during our workshop is a once in a lifetime experience for both parties
Paul and Barbara Ratargul –Ratargul freshwater swamp, a rare ecosystem worldwide, is the last of its kind in Bangladesh
Rupa with snake and kid touching – Introducing snakes to children can bring mixed emotions but once a child touches a snake, their fears almost always disappear
Nadia with Trim – Everyone can have a chance to learn proper handling techniques of snakes during our field course
Rupa with snake talking – Never underestimate the power of public outreach. Life-long perceptions can be changed in an instant with the proper approach
Tom and Luc radiotracking – International volunteers help us track study animals every summer
Erin PIT Tag – Volunteers also get a chance to insert PIT tags into any new study animals
Scott with GES – Our photography workshops focus on both ethical and effective wildlife techniques
Public Education and Engagement
Public outreach is the cornerstone of almost every successful conservation mission. Before you address issues concerning wildlife, your approch must generally consider and address the humanistic elements involved. In line with this perspective, our organization educates, engages, and assists communities across Bangladesh—from diverse ethnic communities in the southeast to private university students in Dhaka to international students desiring to affect change. To date we have provided internships to 12 Bangladeshi students and 21 international volunteers hailing from 6 different countries.
Every year, our Tropical Field Biology Workshop engages volunteers from around the world with optional university credit from Delta State University (DSU), USA. This course trains a diverse array of naturalists to radio-track Burmese pythons and elongated tortoises in the jungles of northeast Bangladesh, properly ID even the most difficult reptiles and amphibians, and instruct them in surgical techniques, survey methodology, specimen preparation, and DNA collection. Of course you would be immersed in the unique culture of Bangladesh as well!
Looking to do more with your vacation time next summer? How about going on an expedition into the jungles of Bangladesh, gaining resume-boosting field experience, interacting with critically endangered animals, and all the while supporting conservation?