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Ethical trips for animal lovers

And tips to being a more ethical tourist

It’s not all about the next big destination, it’s also about how you see it. The demand for unique experiences continues to grow as travellers search for unusual and meaningful travel.


Volunteering overseas gives you the unique opportunity to experience local cultures first-hand and make a real difference in critical projects and causes internationally, from Africa and Asia, Central and South America to Europe and the South Pacific.



Volunteering abroad is generally an all-inclusive voluntourism experience, in which you’ll play a vital role in creating sustainable and positive change to humanitarian projects, local communities, animal rehabilitation or rescue centres, the natural environment, or at vetted organisations and genuine charitable causes around the world. 


With help from the experts in travel and working holidays, Global Work & Travel, you can take an ethical and meaningful volunteering trip


Elephant Conservation & Helping Local Farmers

Travellers can embark on an unforgettable volunteer trip and experience the authentic African lifestyle whilst making a real difference to Namibia’s roaming elephant herds and local farming communities.


On this amazing adventure, volunteervisit the Namibian desert, monitoring the movements of elephants and improving the livelihood of communal farmers.


Picture yourself camping in the wild under the stunning African sky and observing the behaviour of elephants, building infrastructure to support both local farmers and elephant survival and contributing to an important, real-world research and conservation project. 



This was the first trip taken by global traveller and retired police officer, Glen Coombes who says that he wanted to take a tour with meaning.   


I wanted to travel and not be a "tourist".  I wanted to see places normal tourists don't get to see,” Mr Coombes said.


Embarking on a volunteering trip instead of a stereotypical holiday allows you to see the real world off the beaten tourist path, make new friends, learn new skills and embark on a journey of self-discovery.


Forming close friendships with the local people made my experience a lot more real than simply visiting as a tourist would have done.


Sea Turtle Conservation in Costa Rica

Travellers are taken on an unforgettable volunteer trip and get to experience the Costa Rican lifestyle whilst making a real difference to marine life.


On this amazing adventure, volunteers walk the stunning shores of Ostional, nurturing sea turtle nests and their eggs. 


This trip consists of protecting and monitoring marine turtles, relaxing on the white-sand beaches, listening to the local folk music and contributing to an important, real-world research and conservation project.



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Published: 18 November 2019

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