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.


Bahati’s Lucky Break

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 6th Feb 2016

Out fishing in Mida Creek one morning 13 year old Amos and 12 year old Elvis stumbled across a hawksbill turtle caught up in the mangrove roots. Luckily the juvenile was still alive and they knew just what to do.

Whale Watching in Plettenberg Bay

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 10th Jan 2016

Joining our Ocean Research and Marine Conservation Programme in South Africa, intern Flavio takes a look into the reliability of whale watching as a source of scientific data.

Shark Week in St. Eustatius

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 2nd Nov 2015

September at our Statia Conservation Volunteer Project saw the arrival of Shark Week and an opportunity for Marine Park Manager Jessica Berkel and Education and Outreach officer Claire Blair to set some common misconceptions straight.

Family Volunteering in Greece

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 21st Sep 2015

WorkingAbroad co-Founder Andreas Kornevall and his family participated in the Dolphin Research Project in Greece as volunteers for one week.

Cecil the Lion and the Power of Activism

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 7th Sep 2015

In her latest post, WorkingAbroad blog writer Charlotte Laursen discusses the role of online activism in challenging the canned hunting industry

Heaps of Hatchlings in Watamu

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 16th Jul 2015

Catch up with the goings on at our Watamu Turtle Project in Kenya. Staff and volunteers have been busy with a record number of nests and a record breaking beach clean-up in aid of World Environment Day!

Supporting rebuilding efforts in Nepal

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 7th Jul 2015

On 25 April 2015, Nepal experienced one of the worst natural disasters witnessed in the country since the 1934-earthquake. The earthquake killed almost 9,000 people, injured even more and left hundreds of thousands of people homeless. Since the earthquake hit, Education and Health Nepal has been visiting several of the towns and cities which were affected.

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!