Entries in volunteer overseas (4)

Monday
Sep192011

Indigenous Tribes

This week, Frontier will be looking at the fascinating issue of tribal groups. With approximately 150 million tribal individuals around the world, this is a hugely important and often contentious subject that both deserves and requires careful consideration.

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Thursday
Sep082011

Volunteer interview – Daniel Nutting – China Panda Breeding Centre

Today we speak to another future Frontier volunteer, Daniel Nutting, to find out what he’s all about and exactly what he’s looking forward to on his upcoming trip to China.

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Wednesday
Sep072011

Rugby World Cup Special

The 2011 Rugby World Cup is here at last. This year’s competition will take place in New Zealand, and the hosts are hot favourites for the crown. Here at Frontier, we’re finding it hard to pick a team to support. Our loyalties are divided between all of the fantastic countries that we have projects in. Here’s the low-down on the teams we’re backing:

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Monday
Sep052011

5 Projects that will bring you close to Amazing Wildlife

Frontier has wildlife conservation projects all over the world. Despite the vast variety of locations and species on offer, all of the projects share in common the chance to bring you close to some incredible wildlife. Today we look at some of our most popular projects, as well as considering a few of the lesser-known opportunities available.

Australia - Wallaby Resuce

This project will see you working closely with both adult and baby wallabies injured by human activity. Taking you to the spectacular outback of Queensland in the north-east of Australia, this is a hugely rewarding and important project to get involved in. Baby wallabies are frequently left orphaned when older animals are killed for meat or injured in road traffic incidents. Your daily interaction with these vulnerable animals will see you build some strong bonds during your stay.

Madagascar – Marine Conservation & Diving
Learn to dive in some of the most beautiful and unexplored marine habitats on the planet. Your time in this amazing marine habitat will be shared with an extraordinary array of resident wildlife such as rays, reef fish, sea urchins, anemones, octopus and sea turtles. But this is only the beginning; dolphins, sharks and migrating whales are just a few of the larger animals lurking in the deeper waters. Madagascar is renowned for its unique wildlife, with 80% of species endemic to the island. You will be conducting vital research and surveys around these important ecosystems in order to establish future conservation efforts.

Costa Rica – Big Cats, Primates and Turtles
Costa Rica is home to the highest density of species anywhere in the world. You will be staying in the very heart of this unparalleled paradise exploring and documenting all it has to offer. Your base will be the camp on the shore of the pacific coast, from which you will set out on daily trips to survey the country’s wildlife, much of which is critically endangered. With the chance to witness such varied and rare species, such as the elusive jaguar, this project is a popular choice and will appeal to those with a real sense of adventure.  

China – Panda Breeding
An iconic species in an astonishing country; little wonder that this project is in such high demand. Offering the chance to play a part in the conservation of a truly remarkable species, the China panda breeding centre is an experience you will never forget. You will learn first-hand about what it takes to run a successful panda breeding programme. Duties will include feeding the pandas as well as the possibility of recording valuable data on the behaviour of these rare animals.
 
Italy – Dolphin Monitoring & Sailing
You don’t have to travel to the other side of the world to get a Frontier experience. The dolphin monitoring & sailing project in Italy offers an amazing opportunity much closer to home than you might have expected. Based on the island of Ischia off the coast of Naples, you will be sailing everyday to aid scientists in their research into all aspects of dolphin behaviour. All the training you need will be given to you once you arrive, although sea sickness might be a personal challenge to conquer.

Above are 5 excellent examples of how a Frontier project could bring you into contact with some of the world’s most mesmerising and endangered wildlife on the planet. See what else is on offer on the Frontier Website.

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