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.


Identification of Desert Elephants

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 26th Mar 2014

A Guide to Identifying Desert Adapted Elephants in Namibia, taken from our elephant conservation volunteer project.

The male lion roared so loudly that we could all feel our bones vibrating inside our bodies!

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 12th Mar 2014

Find out what our volunteers at the Kariega Big Five Game Reserve have been getting up to last month...

Volunteers share their experiences of working with desert elephants in Namibia

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 20th Feb 2014

Some volunteers describe their time on our desert elephant conservation project in Namibia in January 2014

Follow your Bliss to Indonesia

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 21st Jan 2014

If you are someone who longs for the water, who dives, who has an interest in coral protection, then come along and learn to conduct a marine life survey, learn to collect data, help scientists protect this precious underwater marine park. Follow your bliss to Indonesia.

The inspiration of one former volunteer now helps thousands to survive

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 8th Jan 2014

Read about DARE, an aid distribution organisation working in The Philippines, that was set up by a former volunteer. Find your inspiration!

A chance to volunteer in Iceland in Skaftafell National Park

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 30th Dec 2013

Delve into the remote Icelandic wilderness of Skaftafell National Park on one of our volunteering opportunities. This is not a chance to miss out on!

White Lions and their struggle against extinction in South Africa

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 29th Dec 2013

Discover more about the rare White Lion and how you can help by volunteering on a conservation project in South Africa.

Leatherback Sea Turtles: Volunteering with the largest sea turtles in the world

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 23rd Dec 2013

Discover more about the plight of the leatherback and what is being done to curb its decline across the world's oceans.

Kariega Big Five Game Reserve Volunteer Programme, South Africa

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 10th Dec 2013

Wildlife conservation volunteers take part in lion prey selection monitoring, researching Cape Leopards, rhino surveys, elephant impact monitoring, conservation management and local community projects. Watch this new video and find out what its like to be a volunteer in Kariega.

Become a Conservation Volunteer

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 3rd Dec 2013

The world is in the middle of what scientists call “the Sixth Mass Extinction.” The fifth mass extinction was when the dinosaurs and much of our biodiversity were annihilated from an asteroid impact. But this time, it is not an asteroid causing the extinction crisis, it is us, the homo-sapiens. Read on to find out about what you can do.