Tuesday
Feb172015

Zimbabwe Black Rhino & Elephant Conservation Project - I never get tired of seeing the elephants

All was right with the world, since I was surrounded by a content black rhino and four obviously happy elephants.

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Friday
Feb062015

Zimbabwe Black Rhino & Elephant Conservation Project - So a rhino is a dinosaur right? 

Read the latest update from Steve to get an idea of what volunteers get up to!

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Tuesday
Jan202015

Thailand Zoo Assistant: Getting used to the unreal

I left the Safari Park about six months ago, but I think about it daily. When people ask me what my favourite part of my almost 6 month journey was, this adventure definitely pops up in my head as one of the first things.

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Tuesday
Jan202015

Ecuador: Nutricion education, group classes & a botanical garden

Another year has flown by and we have launched ourselves into 2015 with a bang! The year 2014 was a satisfying year overall for Yanapuma, with some successes, some not-quite successes, and lessons learned that will stand us in good stead for 2015 and beyond.

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Monday
Jan122015

Celebrating 10 Years in Rio de Janeiro!

Since 2004, Frontier's Brazil Favela Restoration & Community Development projects has offered educational services to impoverished residents in one of Rio's largest favelas (shantytowns): Complexo do Alemão. The project has served thousands of students, delivering hundreds of community outreach programs throughout the region.

 

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Friday
Jan092015

Venezuela: New horse equipment for our special needs children

Working with special needs children twice a week is a very rewarding job, but it also comes with a lot of responsibility. The children need to feel safe on the horses and our volunteers also need to feel in charge and secure. We needed new equipment for the horses, that helps us making sure the children are safely and correctly positioned onto the horses.

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Friday
Jan092015

Thailand Zoo Assistant: Elephant Bathing

 Who doesn’t like to watch these gentle giants slowly lumbar their way to the river, destroying as much of the landscaping of the Safari Park as possible along the way? Will they finally tear down that holy fig tree that they teasingly reach for each morning? Which palm will Jung, the smallest female, use as a hat today?

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Friday
Sep052014

Peru Amazon Rainforest: Great Incidential sightings

This month has seen temperatures at the MLC soar, reaching almost 33 degrees. Everyone has worked really hard in the heat, and were rewarded with 21cm of rain last week.

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Friday
Aug222014

Thailand Zoo Assistant: Storms, Swimming and Stump-Tailed Macaques!

Monsoon season is in full swing in Thailand and on Tuesday night, a storm brought fresh chaos to the Safari Park. Most of the volunteers, who had just finished their duties for the day and were on their way to go swimming in the jungle, were forced to hide out from the rain until it was safe to return the volunteer house.

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Monday
Aug182014

Peru Amazon Rainforest highlights

Excitingly we raised a staggering £28,000 through our crowdfunder which ended on 10th July. This is a fantastic achievement and will enable local families to create a prosperous future for themselves whilst protecting one of the most biodiverse areas of rainforest on earth.

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Monday
Aug182014

Elephant Diary from Sri Lanka

I’m Kylie Butler, a PhD Candidate from the University of Newcastle, Australia. I’m beginning a fascinating research project to investigate the potential use of beehive fences to mitigate human-elephant conflict in Sri Lanka. For this project, I will be collaborating with Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society (SLWCS) and also Save the Elephants.

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Tuesday
Jul292014

Peru: Manú National Park's incredible biodiversity breaks records!

Biodiversity is the degree of variation of life forms within a given species, ecosystem, biome, or planet.

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Wednesday
Jul232014

Monk seal and octopus wrestling in Greece

From the bustling colonies of ancient times to the present day, Mediterranean monk seal Monachus monachus populations have been reduced to sad remnants of their once lively past.

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Friday
Jul112014

Celebrating World Play Day in South Africa 

Back in May, volunteers celebrated World Play. The purpose of the annual world play is to highlight the importance of play in a child’s development and how play improves a child’s ability to think logically and creatively.

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Friday
Jul112014

Observing abnormal sexual behaviours of elephants in Sri Lanka

Chandima: It was March 28th 2014 - a Friday and the time was around 2.30 pm and we were at the Sanstha-pitiya wewa (tank or reservoir) in National Park.

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Tuesday
Jul082014

Searching for jaguars in Peru

The jaguar is the third largest cat species on earth, smaller than only lions and tigers, and is one of several cat species that live in the reserve.

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Thursday
Jun192014

Fun times in the Maldives!

See what volunteers have been getting up to in the Maldives!

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Wednesday
May282014

Weedbusting in Queenscliff, Australia

In recent years the team had made a real impression in Queenscliff.

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Wednesday
May282014

The Punakaiki Project Keeps on Growing in New Zealand!

The Punakaiki Coastal Restoration Project site on the west coast of New Zealand’s South Island is flourishing.

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Wednesday
May142014

Sri Lanka Elephant Diary: Down in the Dumps

The expanding urban populations in rural suburbia are putting pressure on municipalities to create garbage dumps away from towns in pristine habitats.

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