Blog : Environment & Wildlife

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!

Global Wildlife Numbers Drop by 50% in Just 40 years

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 2nd Oct 2014

Research suggests that the number of wild animals has plummeted in the last 40 years, dropping by 52%. This report should make everyone heed the call to action and take part in global conservation efforts aiming to safeguard the future of our planet and its wildlife.

Turtle update from Drake Bay in Costa Rica

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 29th Sep 2014

Rosanna Daumas gives an account of her time as a Pacific sea turtle conservation volunteer and a background on life, the wildlife and the friendly community of people living in Drake Bay.

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.

Update from Watamu Turtle Project, Kenya

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 19th May 2014

An update on the recent work which has been going on at our Watamu Sea Turtle Volunteer project in Kenya, including sea turtle conservation, community outreach and environmental education.

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.

Leatherback Sea Turtles: Volunteering with the largest sea turtles in the world

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 23rd Dec 2013

Discover more about the plight of the leatherback and what is being done to curb its decline across the world's oceans.

Kariega Big Five Game Reserve Volunteer Programme, South Africa

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 10th Dec 2013

Wildlife conservation volunteers take part in lion prey selection monitoring, researching Cape Leopards, rhino surveys, elephant impact monitoring, conservation management and local community projects. Watch this new video and find out what its like to be a volunteer in Kariega.