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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.