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.


The story of an elephant named Mae Kam

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 22nd Jun 2015

After a successful fundraising campaign, our Elephant Project in Thailand has secured permanent freedom for Mae Kam, the first elephant to join the retirement program in 2012. There was the risk that she would have to be returned to the trekking camps and subjected to tourist rides & abuse, but she will now be able to stay permanently at the project and live freely in the forest.

Make Smart Choices When Volunteering

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 28th Apr 2015

WorkingAbroad blogger Charlotte Laursen takes a look at the business of "canned hunting" and how, by staying informed, volunteers can avoid organisations that may support this.

A Cracking Easter in Watamu

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 23rd Apr 2015

The team in Watamu have had a fantastic start to 2015 with a record number of nests, plenty of recoveries in the rehabilitation centre, conservation education and much more!

Volunteer in the Galapagos!

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 8th Apr 2015

Find out more about our brand new programme on Isabela island, Galapagos where volunteers can join wildlife conservation, environmental and community development projects.

The Value of ‘Voluntourism’

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 26th Mar 2015

New research released by VSO and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) highlights the valuable contribution volunteers make to community development and social change.

Volunteers at our Wildlife Conservation & San Bushmen Community Programme

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 19th Mar 2015

A look at the great work our NGO partners are doing in Namibia, and the projects available for volunteers to help with wildlife conservation & medical care.

A Look At What WorkingAbroad Volunteers Have Achieved

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 5th Mar 2015

Recently we took it upon ourselves to find out exactly what our volunteers have achieved whilst working abroad. With such a positive picture emerging we would like to celebrate their dedicated hard work and share some findings with you!

A Great Start at The Kariega Game Reserve

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 17th Feb 2015

For volunteers in South Africa, January has been an action packed start to the year with new additions, up close lion huntings and elephant viewings.

A history of macaw conservation in Costa Rica

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 11th Feb 2015

A look at the history and current activities of our macaw conservation project in Costa Rica.

Elephant Conservation in Sri Lanka

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 27th Jan 2015

A look at our newly launched elephant conservation volunteer project in Sri Lanka.