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Elephant poaching tragedy raises alarm

09/2018

We learned of the extremely sad news that nearly 90 elephants were found killed by poachers in Botswana earlier this month, making this one of the largest elephant poaching incidents in recent history. Many of the elephants were killed for their tusks...

Volunteers say no to plastic

08/2018

Sea turtle hatching season has arrived. Before college or school begins, spend a week in Mexico releasing baby sea turtles. You can help many little ones take their first steps across the sand to reach the ocean waters in safety...

2017 was no ordinary year – Global Impact Report

07/2018

Our Global Impact Report for last year has been released. The collective work of 2017's volunteers saw some outstanding achievements with high impact around the world. By working together, we: - Rescued and released 89,000 turtles in Mexico and Peru; - Planted over 52,700 trees, including 38,000 mangroves; - Cleared 13.1 tons of waste worldwide; - Built 15 bathrooms, 16 classrooms, and 4 homes; - Taught more than 8,000 children and adults worldwide about best hygiene practices...

Milestone bird count on Rainforest Conservation Project

06/2018

We have reached the incredible milestone of 500 identified bird species at our Rainforest Conservation Project base in Peru. This amazing achievement has been reached after 17 years of ongoing research conducted by volunteers and staff at the Taricaya Ecological Reserve.

Volunteers respond to cyclone destruction in Fiji

05/2018

At the end of March, Cyclone Josie caused serious flooding and significant property damage in Fiji. Our volunteers and staff remained safe, and did their best to come to the aid of those affected.

Projects Abroad presents at United Nations conference

04/2018

Our staff delivered a presentation at a program hosted by the Sri Lanka United Nations Friendship Organization. We could share with an audience of many UN dignitaries the work our volunteers have been doing in Sri Lanka and around the world.

Volunteers build 200 toilets in the Philippines

03/2018

Our volunteers have reached their goal of making 200 toilets in the Philippines, and donated them to the local municipality in San Remigio. 26 million Filipinos don't have access to sanitary toilets, and in San Remigio there are 3,839 households without toilets.

Volunteers remove over 1,500 snares in African Bushveld

02/2018

Over 1,500 snares were removed from the natural bushveld last year by our committed conservation volunteers in Botswana. Snares are set as traps by poachers to catch antelope for meat, and are a danger to all wildlife, often causing serious injury and death.

Last-minute signups for spring break volunteering

01/2018

Spring Break is around the corner and there is still time to sign up for an Alternative Spring Break volunteer trip abroad. Do something worthwhile and adventurous during your week off, while giving back where needed most. You can choose a project in child care, building, conservation, medicine, and international development, in countries like Mexico, Belize, Jamaica, Ghana, Fiji, and more.

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