2016 has been a year of magical moments and amazing achievements.We valiantly rose to every conservation challenge, we opened our arms to all animals orphaned, injured and seeking sanctuary solace, we GPS collared magnificent carnivores, we released where we could back into the wilds plus much more!
The field staff have embarked on a new pilot research project to determine how drones can be used to reduce deadly human-elephant conflicts in villages and fields adjacent to the Wasgamuwa National Park; home to hundreds of wild Asian elephants that live in close proximity to people.
Although 2016 hasn't been flowing with optimism, it's been good news for volunteering! Frontier volunteers went out to help with essential conservation projects across Australia and New Zealand and to give you an idea of how much they helped here are some stats Frontier volunteers contributed to:
2016 has been a year of highs and lows on our Zimbabwe Elephant & Rhino project. With the deaths of our cherished Tatenda and Kutanga, we were hoping for good news to end the year, and it couldn't have got much better than the birth of a new healthy baby black rhino!
At night the Bulls behaviour changes completely from in the day time. It's an exciting time for observing the elephants here in Sri Lanka. Hormones are raging and the bulls are starting to fight for the reproductively active females. Bulls are observed forming alliances and coalitions against dominant bulls.
It's an exciting time for observing the elephants here in Sri Lanka. Hormones are raging and the bulls are starting to fight for the reproductively active females. Bulls are observed forming alliances and coalitions against dominant bulls. Watc the video to see them in action!
Here are the top five wildlife sightings on our South Africa Wildlife Conservation Project posted by guests and our staff on social media networks.
A few weeks ago the rangers on our Cape Verde Turtle Conservation Project were patrolling one of the beaches when they found a section completely covered in trash. As they were passing it they took a closer look and found one hatchling, still alive, struggling through the rubbish in its quest to reach the oceans.
Read volunteer Matt Dodds testimonial from spending two weeks on our Namibia Wildlife Conservation & Sanctuary Project
Read volunteer Karla Groombridges testimonial from our Black Rhino & Elephant Conservation Project in Zimbabwe
Project EleVETS is being developed on our Sri Lanka Elephant & Leopard Conservation Project to provide veterinary care for captive elephants that work within the tourist industries
WOMAN EMPOWERED: Natalie Koch of Northern Ireland is back volunteering on the South Africa Wildlife Conservation Project in the Eastern Cape, for a second time this year.
There's been some great release stories from the Florida Animal Rescue project. Find out whats been happening with the release of bear cubs this year through the "Bear Freedom" Project.
The beehive project is up and running! However there is a lot of monitoring which needs to be done and volunteers on the project are given the choice to assist with this once a week.
Find out what our South Africa orca conservation project have been getting up to in the month of June. There's been lots of new developments on the project during this change in season and plenty more research being carried out
I have just returned back from an amazing month in Tanzania. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, the team leaders were very friendly and helpful and I learnt a great deal from my volunteer placement at the hospital.
“The children are the future”‐ Youth in Nelson Mandela Bay march together against violence and crime in their communities, handing over a petition with their demands to the Mayor’s office.
Volunteering life here at the project, isn't always easy, though always extremely
rewarding. Here Hannah Furby documents a usual day in the morning shift
Our Australia Ethical Conservation Experience project supports the recovery of threatened species by providing practical on-ground action to conserve Australia’s unique plants and animals in line with approved recovery plans.