December 2015/January 2016, proved to be one of the most crucial volunteer terms for the Green Life Project. Their mission was to finish the Tiger House construction, restore and clean the borders of the National Park and the Green Life reserve, check the camera traps that had been put in place in the field for three months, and launch the new Blue Life Project, which extends our conservation work to include another crucial ecosystem – the ocean.
The volunteers cleaned the beaches and the ocean while free diving in the Pulau Banyak archipelago. They did a wonderful job. Already interested in wildlife conservation, as our volunteers watched from the boat or swam among these creatures, they were moved to experience them in their natural environment and inspired to do more to protect them. A few volunteers faced the liberating challenge of learning to dive, others interested in a change of lifestyle and sought information regarding the vegetarian and vegan way of life.
We would like to thank everybody for the help and support that has made the volunteer program a success. You can get a glimpse of what we do in the Green & Blue projects from a new film made by our volunteers. This short film was made to give an insight into our experience, where many of us tried to find a new lifestyle in harmony with nature.