Tropical biology: Borneo
Location: Danum Valley Field Centre, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo
The Danum Valley Field Centre is at the edge of 400km2 of rainforest, where you can often see orang-utans, elephants, gibbons, clouded leopards and many species of bird. You’ll learn about how the rainforest is structured, the threats it faces from the palm oil trade and ecotourism, and how scientists are working to conserve it.
Andrew Jones, MBiolsci Biology
"It was an opportunity to experience a totally different environment and see lots of different animals and plants that I would otherwise not have been able to see. The highlight was definitely seeing a wild male orangutan crossing the bridge right in front of us."
James Whitehead, BSc Biology
"The Borneo field course was a real eye-opener to what field work is really like: hard but rewarding."