Country: Malaysia
Location: Chukai
Dates: Sept-beginning of Oct 2019
Project Length: 14 days
Project ID: 1981
Producer: Michelle Scott

ABOUT THE partner

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. 

assignment DETAILS

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 goal is to create a series of images that will be displayed gallery-style at a major conservation event in July. The event is a symposium highlighting the successful work of local conservation initiatives to help motivate other organizations to engage in conservation work. Photos will also be used for other general promotional material.  



  • 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

  • Storytelling - Must submit a minimum of one (1) original article 800-1000 words upon completion of the project, to complement the images/footage of this assignment.  


  • Experience in overseas development 

  • Experience traveling abroad in developing nations 

  • Knowledge of Bahasa Malaysian is an asset, but not required 


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