Majestic fog-enshrouded temples nestled in mountainous terrain is often the first image that one conjures up when thinking of Bhutan. That is if one is able to conjure up an image at all. Bhutan is a seldom travelled destination. A visa costs 200 GBP per day, making...
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (UN SDG) 17 is truly global. It aims to build support networks between so-called developed and developing countries. Working together is the only way sustainable development initiatives will thrive. In 2015, world...
Underwater photography is more affordable and accessible than ever before. But with so many budding new photographers descending underwater, what impact is it having on coral reefs, and are we photographing responsibly? Become a citizen scientist Not only is...
True or false? Sicklefin lemon sharks rigorously and persistently defend themselves when provoked. Together, we’ll deep dive into the world of this threatened species. While submerged, we’ll learn interesting facts about them and their habitats. Are sicklefin lemon...
Over the past decade, the number of rhinos being poached has soared, pushing some species to the brink of extinction. Now, many people are wondering what is being done and how they can get involved to protect one of Earth’s oldest living mammals. There are five...
Why am I here? Having spent the last 30 years bringing up 3 children at home in England and watching them enjoy time away travelling, I encouraged them to try voluntary work in some of the poorest countries they visited. This they did in Sri Lanka, India and Nepal,...
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...
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