Blog : Environment & Wildlife

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.

A history of macaw conservation in Costa Rica

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 11th Feb 2015

A look at the history and current activities of our macaw conservation project in Costa Rica.

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.

Thandi - a symbol of courage and hope

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 21st Jan 2015

While the news these days can make you feel even more hopeless about what kind of world we are leaving for future generations, it is a story like the one of Thandi that makes us all a bit more hopeful.

Breathe in the White Wilderness

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 12th Jan 2015

Find out more about the plight of wolves in the Carpathian mountains and the conservation project working towards ensuring their survival