Environmental conservation has an impact on every level of life on the planet, from landowners in developing countries to threatened animal species. It’s an essential part of sustainable development, which is why GVI makes wildlife protection a key focus in volunteer...
Original photo: Matthew Nitschke. The sun beats down on my skin, a scorching 40 degree Celsius, as I float down the murky waters of the Mergui Archipelago in Myeik, Myanmar. My face is dripping wet from the humidity. I am surrounded by Burmese-speaking locals on a...
Original photo: Rob Sinclair All the plastic ever made still exists. Let that sink in for a minute. Every single piece of plastic made in the past century is still around in some form. So how can we go about reducing the amount we use? One million plastic bags are...
What We Do Caqalai island life puts you in the position where you are almost completely disconnected from the rest of the world. Coming here changes you and gives you a pair of new eyes to see the world with. Every day is a busy day filled with diving, meeting new...
Original photo: CIPE More than 35% of the world’s mangroves have disappeared, making mangrove forests one of the world’s most threatened ecosystems. Compelling reasons to protect these habitats have surfaced in recent years as we begin to understand more about...
Original photo: Chris Hoare I waited four long years to see my first shark. I was diving in Komodo National Park in Indonesia at Castle Rock, a pinnacle where the coral reef clung to the rock against swirling currents. Without warning, a blacktip reef shark surged...
Christmas in a different culture We are of course in a Buddhist country so the whole issue of Christmas really should not apply, but clearly there has been a degree of what one might call cultural leakage, and there are a surprising number of Christmas items on sale,...
Floating through the temperate waters of one of GVI’s multiple marine conservation project locations, discover the incredibly vivid life under the sea. Swim alongside green sea turtles, and watch as seahorses look after their young in coral reefs. Whether you are...
GVI Laos Monthly Achievement Report October 2018: WEP students in our community outreach project Objectives To increase access to education in rural areas To improve quality of education in Laos for students taught by GVI: Improve students' English language ability To...
Our world, and the wildlife within it, is being threatened by unsustainable human behavior. This issue is prevalent in Thailand, as evidenced by often irresponsible practices within its wildlife tourism industry. While immersing yourself in the coastal province of...
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