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The project will take place in Tlogoweru Village which is located in Demak Regency in Central Java. The village is concerned about owl (tyto alba) conservation as they see the importance and benefit of protecting the owls for the village. The village is surrounded by rice and corn fields as the local villagers are mostly farmers. In the past, the villagers always failed in harvesting the crops because they were damaged by rats and other insects. They were thinking how to overcome the problem by finding environmental solution. They finally found an environmental method by using the owls to protect the crops. They breed the owls and build many owl houses (nests) in the fields surrounding the village. The village is becoming a national model for implementing an environmental solution for the crops and is visited by many formal or informal institutions including international who are concerned about the environment and would like to study the village's experience in owl protection.
The volunteer will help the local owl protection committee in taking care of the owls as well as working together with the local farmers. The village has schools and they need international volunteers to teach basic English and share new culture and knowledge with the local children. Another task of the volunteer is teaching the owl protection committee some basic English to improve their conversation skills.
Volunteers are expected to love animals, to be open minded, flexible with daily activities, to accept the local culture and customs.