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Month: April 2019

Volunteer reviews of our Elephant Conservation & Community Programme in Namibia

Volunteers, Stefan, Luca and Megan, share their experiences in Namibia, working hard to conserve desert elephants and support rural farming communities. The goal of the Desert Elephant Conservation Programme is to overcome and minimise situations whereby humans and elephants come into conflict. The desert-adapted elephant lives in areas also home to rural farming communities, and …

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View from the top: why we should protect giraffes

The gentle giraffe, a long legged, long necked creature of grace that wanders the sub-Saharan African plains. Its distinct appearance has attracted the attention and curiosity of foreigners for centuries past, and is an iconic symbol of the African savannah. It is said that Julius Caesar owned one in his personal zoo and dubbed it …

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Community Outreach in Victoria Falls – what will I be doing?

Volunteer at our new community programme in Victoria Falls! We are proud to have partnered with Greenline Africa on a new volunteer programme just outside Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Greenline Africa is a registered Zimbabwean trust dedicated to funding and initiating community focused, long term projects in the rural area around Victoria Falls. Their four …

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Save 15% on all Marine Conservation bookings until 31st May!

2 weeks was £1,895, now £1,610 – save £284! Be a marine volunteer in Southern Mozambique and experience whale sharks, manta rays and turtles close at hand, as you explore one of Africa’s finest scuba diving destinations.   Book your programme to start before 31st May, and get 15% off the price of your project. Scroll …

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Make waves of change through underwater adventures

When it comes to conservation efforts, much emphasis is placed on renowned land mammals, such as the Big 5. Perhaps because animals on land are more accessible, or because films have misrepresented underwater creatures such as sharks, relatively few people consider the incredible creatures found in the ocean. Our Mozambique-based marine conservation project strives to …

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Volunteering myths busted: myth #2 – you’re taking jobs from locals

In this post we aim to answer one of the most persistent myths about voluntourism – that volunteers hurt communities economically, and take paying jobs away from locals. With scrutiny of volunteer projects at an all-time high, we want to bust two common volunteer myths about the benefits of volunteers. 1) Volunteers take jobs from …

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Earth Hour 2019: #Connect2Earth

Earth Hour is the world’s largest grassroots movement in support of the environment. Since 2007, it has become so much more than an hour-long lights-out event, and is now a movement which has achieved massive environmental change, through harnessing the power of the crowd.   The Hour  Saturday 30th March 2019 – 8.30pm your time Every …

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