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The Gift of No More Chains for Elephants

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 24th Oct 2016

WorkingAbroad Blogger Charlotte Laursen provides an update from our Elephant Volunteer Project in Thailand, who are working on building a night enclosure for the elephants to live chain free 24/7

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.

A Great Start at The Kariega Game Reserve

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 17th Feb 2015

For volunteers in South Africa, January has been an action packed start to the year with new additions, up close lion huntings and elephant viewings.

Elephant Conservation in Sri Lanka

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 27th Jan 2015

A look at our newly launched elephant conservation volunteer project in Sri Lanka.

Thailands New Golden Girls

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 17th Dec 2014

Did you know that elephants in captivity live only half as long as those in the wild?

Update from Kariega Game Reserve

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 10th Oct 2014

Spring has arrived on Kariega Game Reserve as staff and volunteers welcome two newborn elephants and a baby white rhino!

March Against Extinction!

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 3rd Oct 2014

Its coming to the end of the rainy season in Thailand and despite some difficult weather conditions and a bout of Dengue fever for co-founder Emily, the elephants are thriving. Our Elephant Volunteer Project has decided to march against the extinction of elephants. Find your city and JOIN US on the 4th October!

Two New Elephants Arrive at our Volunteer project in Thailand

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 13th Aug 2014

An update from our Elephant volunteer project in Thailand, who have just taken in two new elephants to the sanctuary; baby elephant Boon & his mother Kham Mee.

Kariega Update from the Field

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 8th May 2014

March and April see the hot, balmy summer slowly drawing to a close in the Eastern Cape as the nights become shorter and the days become cooler. However this does not mean our Kariega volunteers are any less busy; here’s an update on what we have been up to.

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.