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.
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.
Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 26th Mar 2015
New research released by VSO and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) highlights the valuable contribution volunteers make to community development and social change.
Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 5th Mar 2015
Recently we took it upon ourselves to find out exactly what our volunteers have achieved whilst working abroad. With such a positive picture emerging we would like to celebrate their dedicated hard work and share some findings with you!
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.
Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 28th Nov 2014
WorkingAbroad blogger Charlotte explores the role of lion conservation projects and their efforts to tackle the poaching trade in South Africa
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.
Posted by WorkingAbroad Projects on 3rd Nov 2014
Many animal species are condemned to a life in captivity. The case of captive cetaceans is no different. But there are ways to engage with dolphins, orcas and whales that do not entail poor and stressful conditions.
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!
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.