Olivia's African Dream
Friday, 10 March 2017
This was my first time travelling alone overseas so far from home so, naturally, I had some reservations and safety concerns. I can’t tell you how much stress and pressure was removed by directing my trip through IWH! I was able to book 10 months ...
Update from Namibia
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Lots of rescues this last month at the Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary. An Aardwolf, a baby zebra, a leopard and a baboon! How did it all end? ...
Why You Just Need To Do The Kruger Tour
For the girls who were brave enough we signed up to do the big swing. A 70 meter drop into a gorge backwards and then into a giant swing. My legs shook and knees buckled as we were told to lean back. I somehow managed to get on the lap of the girl ...
Proving this leopard does not kill livestock - Wildlife Sanctuary
Monday, 7 November 2016
Re-fitted with a GPS collar on 12 October, Lightning has not only become the most successful Wildlife Sanctuary release study, but she also holds the record for being the world’s longest monitored free roaming leopard - seven magnificent years! ...
Rapid Response Team Work - Namibia Wildlife Project
Wednesday, 5 October 2016
The Rapid Response Team at the Wildlife Sanctuary we send volunteers to in Namibia had an interesting September! If you love leopards then you need to see what happened. ...
Mother shot - baby saved at Wildlife Sanctuary
We say a huge hello to a tiny baboon baby. Found clinging to his mother’s dead body, having survived the horrific ordeal of her shooting, this wee bundle, estimated to be just two weeks old, was quickly delivered into the hands of the Wildlife ...
Saving Hope the Abused Baboon
July this year saw a baboon beating all odds. Having survived months of abuse at the hands of humans – being forced to succumb to the inexplicable cruelty and wrath that humanity so tragically embodies at times, Hope came to the sanctuary, ...
25 Reasons Everyone Needs to Travel from IWH
Tuesday, 4 October 2016
Whether you’ve got the travel bug or not, it’s imperative that you spend time overseas (more than once!) during your life. Yes, it can be expensive and yes, we all have commitments with work and family - but the fact is, if you never get out there ...
Saving The Precious Pangolins
Sunday, 2 October 2016
Trafficked on a horrific scale globally, pangolins face an uncertain future, and tragically have become the world's most hunted mammal. Their scales are revered in Asia where they are thought to cure a host of ailments, and this absurd superstition ...
Update from Rhino Guardian - Decisions, Dehorning and Dedication
Friday, 24 June 2016
Meet the IWH OE Advisor
Friday, 17 June 2016
Hi I’m Shelby Cooper and I am now working for International Working Holidays (IWH) as an OE Advisor and I love it! This is a job which I scored from participating in the programmes myself and love of making a positive difference in other people’s ...
Rhino Guardian Project Starts Leopard Conservation
Thursday, 7 April 2016
Exciting updates from the Rhino Guardian Project - the team are introducing Leopard monitoring and tracking. ...
Volunteering is for guys too
Monday, 14 March 2016
Read about Kiwi Matt's time in South Africa volunteering at three different projects, his new tattoo (maybe) and why if you're a guy you need to do this too! ...
Rhino Guardian Project
I've done nothing more, so far, than describe to you exactly what we did on this project. There's no exaggeration here, I've not been handed a bribe to do this. I'm just writing from the heart. And that really is what has been affected by this ...
Fund Raising Ideas - IWH
Thursday, 11 February 2016
Fund Raising can be daunting but we've good some top ideas to help you think outside the square ...
Erika making a difference she'll never forget
Tuesday, 26 January 2016
Being at the orphanage you learn a lot about the children and Soweto, but along the way you discover who you are more than anything. ...
Welgevonden Big 5 - Hard to pronounce - Easy to love!
Thursday, 19 November 2015
by Pip Myram, Assistant Volunteer Co-ordinator at Welgevonden Game Reserve. Having been a volunteer myself in South Africa, I can remember what I wanted out of my time while volunteering: I expected to meet new people, ...
Elle's Save the Lions Project Adventure!
Sunday, 8 November 2015
8 hours to go… 5 hours to go… 2 hours to go. The longest plane ride I have ever taken, counting down the minutes until I finally arrive in Johannesburg from Wellington, New Zealand. After a 3 hour flight to Sydney and a 15 hour flight to ...
Blood Lions Up-Roar
Sunday, 25 October 2015
In recent months the social media frenzy on canned hunting has really ramped up. A few animal activists in South Africa started a group to help "save the lions" and mostly they play on internet viewer ignorance and use emotional images and ...
South Africa will steal your heart
Thursday, 14 May 2015
Visiting several volunteer projects in South Africa is a really tough part of my job. :-) Not only do I get to catch up with some awesome kiwis on the projects but I get to return to South Africa once again. ...
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