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What started out as a volunteering adventure has now turned into a fully-fledged career for Projects Abroad’s Roger Bruget. The Norwegian native arrived in Thailand a few years ago as a volunteer on our Diving & Marine Conservation project, and is now Conservation Project Manager at our Diving & Marine Conservation project on the island of Koh Sdach in Cambodia.
Ryan Kempster was a recently graduated marine biology student when he decided to sign up for our Conservation Project in Thailand back in 2006. He is now the founder of the shark conservation group Support Our Sharks and Sharkbase. Projects Abroad caught up with him to chat about his experience on the project and how it’s impacted his life today.
With their soft fur, padded paws and playful nature, big cat cubs are undeniably irresistible so it’s little surprise that cub petting is such a lucrative industry around the world. In this blog I talk to Chris Mercer, co-founder of CACH (Campaign Against Canned Hunting) and Judi Gounaris, a Conservationist in Southern Africa to find out more.
A vibrant country located on the West Coast of Africa, Ghana has something for everyone who visits its friendly shores. One of Projects Abroad’s top volunteer destinations for five years running, we take a look at some of the best things to do there.
With its pristine waters and white sandy beaches, Fiji is an ideal destination for those wanting to soak up some sunshine in a balmy, tropical location. But there’s a whole lot more to this Pacific Island than just coconuts and cocktails. Read this blog for 10 Fun Facts About Fiji.
2014 has raced by for me, but the end of another year is always a good time to reflect on the last twelve months. To end 2014 here are some of my favourite images taken by staff and volunteers in our destinations over the past year.
From mass slaughters and miserable living conditions to hushed-up attacks on humans – in this blog we look beyond the dolphin smile and ask whether or not it’s time to kick swimming with dolphins off the bucket list.
Camera trap images of animals are increasingly being used to raise conservation awareness. Some of these images are amusing, others have captured rare or elusive animals. All show incredible scenes that you would never get to see up close or in person.
Thailand welcomes several million foreign tourists each year and for many an elephant ride is high on their to-do list. In this blog, I outline the suffering that these animals undergo in the name of entertainment and how tourists, often unwittingly, are fuelling this demand. I also look at those establishments that get it right so that you are armed with alternative ways to see elephants should you so choose.
In the past calendar year, approximately 100 million sharks have been killed by humans. The collapse of shark numbers is of huge concern to conservationists. In this blog I interview a shark expert to find out more about these misunderstood animals, why you should help protect them and the simple steps that we can all take whilst on our travels to boost their chances of survival.
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