Elephant and Endangered Sea Turtle Conservation

Published
June 24, 2019
Location
Phang Nga, Thailand
Closing date
Ongoing

Description

Overview
Thailand is known worldwide for its breathtaking natural beauty and unique biodiversity. However, like many other natural areas and fragile species around the world, those in Thailand are under threat. You can contribute to the preservation of Thai environments and species by joining our combination coastal, island, and wildlife conservation program in Thailand.

The first part of the program takes you to the Southern province of Phang Nga where you will work with an international team of conservation professionals to assist local partners, like sea turtle nurseries, with achieving their goals.

Then it is on to a Karen hill tribe village north of the city of Chiang Mai, to assist local elephant trainers with reintroducing Asian elephants to a semi-wild life in the forest, as opposed to their previous lives in tourist camps, and developing alternative incomes for the mahouts and their families. Throughout your time on the program, there will be free time allocated to explore both regions Thailand, visit some cultural sites, and fully experience the gorgeous landscape of each location.

HIGHLIGHTS

Contribute to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals #14 Life Below Water and #15 Life on Land.

Work to preserve endangered sea turtles and Asian elephants.

Explore the turquoise-blue waters, pearly white sandy beaches, limestone cliffs, and tropical islands of Southern Thailand.

Immerse yourself in Karen hill tribe culture.

Live and work with people who share common interests, values, and goals, potentially making new lifelong friends.

Gain a thorough understanding of global conservation issues and those specifically faced in Thailand.

To find out how you can join this expedition, follow this link to the GVI page!

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