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Preserve the unique natural beauty of Mauritius

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 8th Feb 2017

WorkingAbroad blogger Charlotte Laursen encourages you in her latest blog to help preserve the coral reefs of Mauritius

First 2017-update from our Ocean Research and Marine Conservation Programme

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 3rd Feb 2017

Minke Witteveen, ORCA Foundation Researcher, gives this year's first update from the team in South Africa.

Reflections of a Conservation Volunteer in Africa

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 25th Jan 2017

In this blog post, volunteer David Booth describes first-hand his experiences of working as a conservation volunteer in Africa, as well as providing some great photos from his travels.

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!