Elephant Sanctuaries versus Elephant Trekking | Globalteer

The Bucket List Goal We grow up seeing pictures of elephants in National Geographic magazines or footage of them on the Nature Channel and think, “How cool it would be to see these amazing animals in person, and up close!” It is the exciting part of a trip, looking up the different activities and experiences […]

Asian Elephant Conservation

Asian Elephant Conservation The Plight of Elephants in Thailand In Thailand, as in many countries in Asia, the Asian elephant has been domesticated and used by humans for many years to work in the logging industry. Following the ban on commercial logging in Thailand in 1988 these working elephants were no longer needed. Suddenly, hundreds […]

Globalteer Intern visits the Northern Thailand Elephant Sanctuary!

Elephant Rescue Project in Thailand Say hello to our new Globalteer Intern, Kayla! She had a chance to visit the Northern Thailand Elephant Sanctuary last week and had an amazing time at the beautiful and modern Elephant Rescue Project in Thailand located in Chiang Rai! Kayla arrived at the bus station early evening, where she was […]

Postcard from…. Chiang Rai

Continuing our series of Postcards from the projects, Globalteer’s Development Director Simon Hare paid a visit to our latest partner project in December – The Northern Thailand Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Rai. If you are thinking about heading to Thailand to work at this inspirational project and rub shoulders with the amazing elephants, then don’t […]

Volunteer in one of the friendliest countries in the world!

Struggling on deciding where to travel to or which country to volunteer in? We may have the answer for you! Travel guide giant, Rough Guides, has published their top 10 friendliest countries across the world; as voted by their Facebook and Twitter followers. We’re proud to say that we have incredible projects in four of […]

New Thailand Elephant Project Needs Volunteers!

This month we welcome the launch of our newest volunteer programme, our Northern Thailand Elephant sanctuary in Chiang Rai. The sanctuary is dedicated to helping the working elephant population of Northern Thailand who are being rehabilitated after years of work and exploitation and volunteers are needed to help care for these magnificent animals. Volunteers will spend […]

Help Thai elephants AND rescued wildlife with our combined volunteer programme

Volunteer in Thailand Are you struggling to choose between volunteering with Globalteer’s Thailand Elephant Programme and our Thailand Wildlife Sanctuary? Can’t decide whether to devote your time to the amazing and majestic Thai elephants or the gibbons, bears and macaques at the wildlife sanctuary? Well now you don’t have to make that difficult decision! We […]

Ruby Runs Riot: Rescued elephant goes bananas!

Recently rescued Ruby, everyone’s favourite elephant proved that she was well and truly settling into her new home when she started to behave – or rather misbehave – just like a normal elephant, but caused more than a minor headache for staff at the Globalteer supported Elephant Forest Project where she now lives. Feeling a bit […]