Giving Back Sabbaticals

Knowing where to start when it comes to giving back in a constructive way can be difficult, but we're here to help. Responsible travel and conservation are things we feel very strongly about, so if you want to help reduce your carbon footprint by planting trees or do research to help protect your favourite species, we can introduce you to the right experts and best projects to make that possible.

Researching Rhinos in South Africa

Teetering on the brink of extinction, rhinos across Africa are reliant on the efforts of conservation organisations for their very survival. We can arrange for you to join a conservation team to witness first-hand as they dart and notch individuals, providing crucial data for researchers and helping rangers keep track of these magnificent creatures for ongoing support. For the super keen, there is even the option to take part in a rhino relocation.

Rebuilding Biodiversity in India

The number of mangroves in India's Sundarbans region is rapidly dwindling due to climate change, heightening the risk of devastating floods. Visitors to our project here are encouraged to spend time getting their hands dirty while planting trees and meeting the local communities our work benefits. To date, volunteers have replanted 11,110 acres of mangroves, helping restore biodiversity and countering 700,000 tonnes of CO2.

Protecting Turtles in Costa Rica

They've managed to survive for more than 130 million years but today six of the seven species of sea turtles are considered endangered. Conservation programmes which monitor nesting activity and hatching success play a crucial role in protecting them from threats such as plastic in the sea or poaching. One project in Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula offers volunteers the chance to spend two weeks taking part in essential research and nest building to help protect turtles.

Community Focus in Bolivia

As globalisation takes root and traditional ways of life are passed over in favour of factory work in cities, people in rural areas are struggling to make a living. For example, in José Manuel Pando Province, Bolivia, 98% of the population lives below the poverty line. To help counter the problem you can spend an extended period helping local women learn skills to turn their traditional weaving trade into a viable businesses, while learning the art of weaving yourself.

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