Travel company Wildlife Worldwide are supporting World Land Trust’s (WLT) Borneo project with their ‘Festival of Wildlife’ event in Borneo’s Danum Valley.
For wildlife enthusiasts, keen travellers and art lovers, the Festival of Wildlife is not one to miss. It takes place 2-11 June 2017 and the itinerary includes talks, presentations, workshops and masterclasses by some of the world’s leading naturalists, artists and photographers.
In the heart of Bornean Rainforest
The 2017 Festival of Wildlife will be held at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge in Danum Valley Conservation Area, surrounded by a worth of Borneo’s rich wildlife (a recorded 124 species of mammals including Borneo’s famous and endangered primates).
In addition to guided explorations of the surrounding rainforest, there will be workshops by professional photographers Nick Garbutt and Alex Hyde, wildlife sculpture masterclasses by Nick Mackman, wildlife art workshops by YeeTing Wong and presentations by celebrity naturalists Nick Baker and Nigel Marven.
There will also be a programme of lectures by a team of ‘Expert Leaders’ including Dr Arthur Chung, a renowned Bornean entomologist, currently Senior Researcher at Sabah Forestry Department’s Forest Research Centre, Sepilok, where he has worked for some 22 years.
The 10 day trip also has opportunities for extension trips for travellers keen to explore further: Indonesia, Sarawak and the Kinabatangan River of Sabah near WLT’s Keruak Corridor project.
The purchase of properties in this area, to save crucial corridor habitat from deforestation for palm oil plantations, is being supported by the art auction at the final evening’s gala dinner.
To find out more about the expert team leading the trip, or make enquiries about booking, see the Festival of Wildlife website.