When I decided to make the journey from Huddersfield, England to the GVI base camp here on Curieuse I had a very open mindset as to what I had signed up for. Arriving at base camp last weekend I discovered that there is a lot more to ‘island life’ than meets the eye....
The history of elephants in Thailand is a tale of how a noble beast ended up in camps. But the story is starting to turn around. Find out how elephants became prominent in the tourism industry in Thailand, and how GVI is part of their new chapter. Elephants are so...
A short summary of my time as an intern studying the Aldabra Giant Tortoise.
The best gap year ideas combine travel, adventure, personal growth, and the chance to do something meaningful. GVI’s gap year programs tick all the right boxes. Taking a gap year is a fulfilling way of exploring the world. Gap year benefits include having the chance...
Coastal Jaguar Conservation (CJC) is the name of an umbrella research project operated by independent researchers Stephanny Arroyo Arce and myself, Ian Thomson, in Costa Rica. The main goal of the project is to study the jaguar (Panthera onca), other wild cats, and...
Africa’s abundant wildlife is a trademark of this diverse continent, and many visitors travel to Africa especially to see the day-to-day movements of these animals. But being popular can come at a price. Many of these creatures have fallen prey to poaching activities,...
Throughout the last few months, we at GVI Chiang Mai have been hard at work to ensure that this project continues to go from strength to strength. We have been buoyed by the arrival of Kah Moon's daughter - a beautiful baby elephant; now, just over a month old....
Waking up at four in the morning, you move to pull on your shoes, only to find one of them is occupied by a small, bright green frog. You’re at the wildlife conservation base in Limpopo, South Africa. You might see an elephant visit the backyard of the base. You...
We are absolutely delighted to bring you the news that the rumours of Kah Moon's pregnancy were recently proved true, as she has given birth to a healthy female calf! We began to suspect this to be the case around March of this year, as it can be difficult to tell...
Tanzania ties together impactful volunteer projects with some of the best adventure opportunities in Africa. There’s a wide range of volunteer opportunities that cover sectors from healthcare to education and environmental protection. Whether you’re seeking to find a...
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