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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.

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.

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!

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!