Blog : Environment & Wildlife

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.

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!

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!

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 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.