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2013: a year of action

2013 was a fantastic year for Frontier, our volunteers and the projects they support.  Frontier has expanded into more countries with more projects and volunteers than ever before. We now operate in 338 dedicated conservation, community and adventure projects in 61 countries around the world spanning 5 continents.

Image courtesy of Charlie Wheeler, Madagscar Marine Conservation & Diving project. 

Not only is the number of countries we work in growing, but also the number of countries our volunteers come from; last year we received volunteers from 33 different nationalities making Frontier a truly international organisation with a global impact.

In 2013 alone our volunteers came together and contributed over 41,500 days of volunteer support to projects, helping us make our largest impact ever in environmental and global development issues working towards a sustainable future.

2013 achievements:

  • In Costa Rica, Frontier’s forest conservation project otter programme has gone from strength to strength. It is now collecting data that will work towards preserving the Osa Peninsula’s river life-giving ecosystems and reducing human-wildlife conflict issues.
  • A new sports coaching project in Madagascar alongside the teaching programme that now provides almost 1,000 children with access to sport on a weekly basis.
  • Frontier’s Madagascar Forest conservation project recorded a species of chameleon new to their primary forest site. Both forest and marine conservation projects have also worked hard this year to implement continuing conservation awareness days with the local communities to promote environmental sustainability.
  • In Tanzania, volunteers dedicated over 3,000 days to conservation and teaching projects on Mafia Island.
  • Frontier’s Fiji marine conservation project was established at our new site on Beqa Island with volunteers contributing over 2,500 days of volunteering to the project so far.
  • A new Animal Health & Welfare project was launched in Fiji helping to provide care for stray and injured animals found in Suva.
  • In Cambodia, the Island Beach Conservation project has celebrated its first year on Koh Smach and has been able to record a baseline data for the island’s never before surveyed reefs.
  • On Frontier’s Cambodia Teaching project over 1,500 days of volunteer teaching took place.
  • Frontier continued to work with over 100 local partner organisations, helping us to reach out and make a positive impact in some of the most vulnerable communities and endangered environments in the world.

 If you volunteered with us in 2013, we’d like to say thank you, everything our projects have achieved this year wouldn’t have been possible without you. If you’re thinking about joining us, we’d like to tell you there’s no better time than 2014 to do so. We are continually developing our aims and evolving our projects to ensure we continue to make a positive contribution to the local communities and NGO’s we work with, that the most impact possible is being made and that help is being given where it is needed most.

Find out more about conservation and sustainable development volunteering opportunities with Frontier, or take a look at our inspiring gap year ideas to help you get out and explore the world.

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