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Volunteers Preserving the giant Galapagos Tortoise

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 1st Sep 2016

WorkingAbroad Blog writer Charlotte Laursen takes a look into the work of volunteers in conserving the giant tortoises of the Galapagos islands.

March Research Update from our Ocean Research and Marine Conservation Programme

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 20th Apr 2016

Minke Witteveen, ORCA Foundation Researcher, gives an update from the team in South Africa.

Acoustic and Photo-ID Research on Humpback Whales

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 5th Apr 2016

Ilka Beith joined Sea Search Africa as an intern for two months. Here she describes her acoustic and photo-ID research on humpback whales.

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!

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.