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The many faces of GVI Chiang Mai

The many faces of GVI Chiang Mai

The main feature of the GVI Chiang Mai program is the elephant conservation and the studies into how semi-wild elephants differ to captive elephants. The things we look into involve the way that the elephants in our two herds interact with each other, but after the...

An elephant gijou: saying thank you

An elephant gijou: saying thank you

My penultimate weekend with the GVI Chiang Mai project brought with it one of the most truly incredible experiences of my entire life. In fairness, I have caught myself saying that same sentence time and time again here in Thailand, but it truly is an astoundingly...

Gozoobrah – seeing gibbons the local way

Gozoobrah – seeing gibbons the local way

Ya tee go zoo brah go mah nee (“I see gibbons everyday”)   Oh, ah go zoo brah me law Roger (“Oh, there’s a gibbon named Roger”)   These are the general reactions of the local Karen villagers about the topic of gibbons, giving the less experienced GVI...

Hiking in the rain part 2

Hiking in the rain part 2

After the very wet hike to the cave, it was time to dry off….   Many of our small group stripped off some of the wetter outer layers and began trying to get them  dry by the fire’s heat, including Old Chief who was holding his signature trilby hat above the...

Hiking in the rain Part 1

Hiking in the rain Part 1

I’ll be honest, being from Scotland, I pride myself on my ability to brave the wind and rain, mostly, without complaint (okay maybe that’s a lie); and the prospect of hiking in Thailand during rainy season was not something that phased me. However, it would only take...

GVI Open Day

Attend the GVI Open Day in March!

Meet the GVI Team at the bi-annual GVI Open Day in London, on the 25th March.

Get all your questions answered, and meet our passionate staff, ambassadors and alumni!

To attend, please register here