About Borneo Marine Conservation

Coral reefs are some of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth – they occupy less than 0.1% of the world’s ocean surface, yet they provide a home for 25% of all marine species. As well as reef fish, there is an equally diverse array of marine crustaceans, reptiles and mammals. The importance of the coral reefEverything […]

10th Anniversary: The impact of wildlife volunteering

For as long as many of us can remember, the world’s wildlife has been under threat from loss of habitat, hunting, poaching, “pet” trafficking, and the “traditional” medicine trade. Thankfully there are now many international and national laws in place to protect endangered species and to prevent the abuse of innocent animals.Sadly, these laws are […]

10 great volunteer projects to escape the southern winter

1. Borneo Marine and Sea Turtle ConservationVisiting Borneo between May and September, is the perfect time to experience the best weather this tropical island can offer. However, not only is it the balmiest and driest season, hitting temperatures of around 32-33 degrees a day, you’ll be scuba diving in the crystal clear waters focusing on […]

Borneo Marine Project returns to paradise

We are thrilled to report that Globalteer’s Borneo Marine and Turtle Conservation Project has this month returned to its former home on an idyllic island off the Eastern coast of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.The project’s “home” is once again the island of Pom Pom, a picture postcard tropical island of swaying palms, white sand beaches and […]

Borneo turtle conservation project reaches out to new islands

Imagine spending weeks on end living on a beautiful tropical beach, snorkelling by day and taking boat trips to idyllic neighbouring islands by night, whilst all the while taking part in important turtle, reef and marine conservation work with a dedicated team of like-minded people. Could it possibly get any better? Well we think it […]

Volunteering with Sea Turtles

Olive RidleyThe Olive Ridley sea turtle is named for the generally greenish color of its skin and shell. They are found only in warmer waters including the southern Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. They are the smallest of the sea turtles, weighing up to 100 pounds (45 kilograms) and reaching only about 2 feet (65 […]

Save turtles and protect coral reefs with Globalteer

Globalteer has joined in partnership with a marine and turtle conservation project in Malaysian Borneo to offer unforgettable volunteer experiences in the warm, crystal clear waters of the Celebes Sea from just £390 or US$585 for a two week placement.The partnership is Globalteer’s first in Malaysia, and brings the number of fully-packaged, hand-picked volunteer experiences […]