"Hi Benoit, My name is Nikki, and I just recently finished the field course at DG. I just wanted to let you know that I was very impressed with everything there, the accommodations, location, staff, wildlife, it couldn't have been better. Also, I wanted to let you know how great Danica was...she was an excellent teacher and host, so approachable and helpful. Great job on the site and team, and hopefully I'll be back there again one day!
Thanks for organizing such an amazing place!"
Nikki Dokken, participant in the 2012 Primate Behaviour and Ecology Field Course
“Thanks for a splendid week. Your staff was superb and our field course went without a hitch. Everybody had a great time and learned much".
Dr Roy Wiles (leader), University of Glamorgan, Wales, UK
“It was wonderful, many awesome experiences in the nature around the station – and encounters with wildlife ranging from primates, birds and snakes (king cobra!) to a huge crocodile (over 4 meters). All in all – we had a great time and this will certainly not be the last field course from our side here! We’ll be back at some point! Thanks to the whole team of Danau Girang for their hospitality and helpfulness during these two weeks!”
Professor Ute Radespiel (leader), University of Veterinary Medicine, Hannover, Germany
“I’ve had the privilege to work in several different rainforest areas and this has proved by far to have been the most organized and inspirational study centre I have visited. Alice and Jenny were both amazing; lots of energy and pitched at the right level for our students. We loved the photo competition, the canopy platform, the fabulous accommodation, the wonderful food, the facilities, the mud, and the elephants”.
Elaine Brown (leader), Linton Village College
“Great to be back at DGFC – this time with 18 US educators. An amazing experience rich with wildlife and great personal connections between our group and the DGFC family. Many many thanks to Benoit, Alice, Andy, Jenny, Leah, Zainal, Budin and all the boat drivers, talented kitchen crew and everyone else who made this an amazing experience for us all. We are all honored to have had this time here”.
Stephanie Stowell – USA (leader), Miami University – Earth Expeditions (25-30 June 2010)
"Cardiff University can be extremely proud of Benoit and the Centre. His hard work is undoubtedly paying off and he has created a truly special place which I feel privileged to have visited."
Dr Sion Coulman, Welsh School of Pharmacy
"The experience was unique, never seen so much wildlife concentrated in one spot, or so much water in one place......"
Anthropological Institute and Museum, University of Zurich