Country: Guatemala
Country: Malaysia
Location: Chukai
Dates: September, 2016
Project Length: 10-14 days
Application Deadline: May 31st, 2016
Project ID: 1622_Malaysia


This organization was established in October 2011 with the aim to bring about the recovery of depleted wild populations of turtles, with particular reference to freshwater turtles, in Malaysia through partnerships with like-minded organizations, individuals and local communities as well as through its own programs.


The photographer will work closely with the organization in a small village in Chukai where they will help document the research, conservation, education and public outreach work that they do. The photographer will also be part of the annual “Terrapin Independence Day” that the NGO organizes on the first or second Saturday of September every year, where they release head-started terrapins that were hatched from their terrapin conservation project. - See more at: http://www.photographerswithoutborders.org/malaysia#sthash.YnYzuFqw.dpuf



  • Experience in overseas development
  • Experience traveling abroad in developing nations
  • Knowledge of Bahasa Malaysian is an asset, but not required 


  • Proficient in photography
  • Willingness to immerse in local cultures
  • Respect to cultural sensitivities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Adaptable to new and different situations, flexible, patient and compassionate 



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