Insightful Stories from Across the World

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Get informed and find out what is going on in the field from our volunteers and our project partners, and read about weird and wonderful news stories from across the world. Please also send us your news so that we can share with our network.


Update from Volunteers at our School in Thailand

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 21st Nov 2014

An update from our school partner in Thailand and the work they have been doing since the 2004 Tsunami

Realities of a favela

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 11th Nov 2014

WorkingAbroad blogger Charlotte describes her experience of volunteering with children on a community development project in a favela in Irajá, Rio de Janeiro.

Retire our Whales!

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 3rd Nov 2014

Many animal species are condemned to a life in captivity. The case of captive cetaceans is no different. But there are ways to engage with dolphins, orcas and whales that do not entail poor and stressful conditions.

Volunteers make a lasting difference in Nepal

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 24th Oct 2014

Amazing results from volunteers providing education, healthcare and much more on the Rural Community Development Project in Nepal.

“Cocktail Turtle” causes a stir in Watamu

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 22nd Oct 2014

Its been a busy few months in Watamu with the By Catch Release Programme as busy as ever, lots of new hatchlings and plenty of successful rehabilitations.

Update from Kariega Game Reserve

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 10th Oct 2014

Spring has arrived on Kariega Game Reserve as staff and volunteers welcome two newborn elephants and a baby white rhino!

March Against Extinction!

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 3rd Oct 2014

Its coming to the end of the rainy season in Thailand and despite some difficult weather conditions and a bout of Dengue fever for co-founder Emily, the elephants are thriving. Our Elephant Volunteer Project has decided to march against the extinction of elephants. Find your city and JOIN US on the 4th October!

Global Wildlife Numbers Drop by 50% in Just 40 years

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 2nd Oct 2014

Research suggests that the number of wild animals has plummeted in the last 40 years, dropping by 52%. This report should make everyone heed the call to action and take part in global conservation efforts aiming to safeguard the future of our planet and its wildlife.

Turtle update from Drake Bay in Costa Rica

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 29th Sep 2014

Rosanna Daumas gives an account of her time as a Pacific sea turtle conservation volunteer and a background on life, the wildlife and the friendly community of people living in Drake Bay.

Two New Elephants Arrive at our Volunteer project in Thailand

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 13th Aug 2014

An update from our Elephant volunteer project in Thailand, who have just taken in two new elephants to the sanctuary; baby elephant Boon & his mother Kham Mee.