Wildlife Trafficking in Asia

Wildlife Trade Issues in Asia Wildlife trafficking in Asia is rampant! Several Southeast Asian countries are acting as supplier, consumer and general import-export hubs for illegal wildlife trade. Criminal networks are at the heart of the illegal wildlife trade using weak borders and the internet to expand their reach. While this problem has existed in […]

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 […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Mat

The animals at the centre are delightful, funny, and devilishly clever…My time there was an unparalleled chance to learn about animals: their care, feeding and habits. It was a chance to become really close to some of the animals. You will never forget when a (formerly) aggressive monkey becomes used to you and reaches out […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Eva

Volunteer Review from the Thailand Elephant Sanctuary “It is hard for me to put into words just how much I enjoyed my time at the sanctuary, and how much of an impact it had on me.” Eva is a designer, reiki master healer and animal communicator from the US who volunteered at the Thailand Elephant […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Emma

“If you are thinking of going to the Thailand Elephant Sanctuary, then make sure you do!”Emma is a Pharmacy Technician who volunteered at Globalteer’s Thailand Elephant Sanctuary in August 2015.Here, she talks about her experience helping to take care of the elephants at the sanctuary, and also learning more about these magnificent creatures. Choosing Globalteer After going […]