Blog : From The Field

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.

Reflections following working as a volunteer on a turtle conservation project in Costa Rica

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 15th Nov 2016

Volunteer Rosemary Jambert-Gray tells us about the experiences she had during her time volunteering at the Ostional Refugio National de Vida Silvestre in Costa Rica.

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.

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.

Realities of a Favela

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 11th Nov 2014

WorkingAbroad blogger Charlotte describes her experience of volunteering with children on a community development project in a favela in Irajá, Rio de Janeiro.

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.

Vibrant Flora and Fauna from the Golden Rock

Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 16th Jul 2014

Nina's third blog update from the Golden Rock - more wildlife and hikes up the Quill - the island's dormant volcano.