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 […]

Wildlife Trafficking in Laos

Battling illegal wildlife trafficking in Laos  Laos is a spectacular country in South East Asia, bordered by China, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia. The country is popular for its beautiful nature with rugged mountains, the Mekong River and large stretches of forest. The country is also home to a wide variety of wildlife including many […]

The Forgotten Bear | How Do We Improve Sun Bear Conservation?

Why should Sun Bear Conservation be at the front of our minds? The world is currently home to eight species of bears, that live across five of its seven continents. They can climb trees and swim & have a better sense of smell than dogs. And half of all its species are threatened with extinction. […]

Wildlife Sanctuaries Vs Zoos

The Difference Between Wildlife Sanctuaries & Zoos – What to look for?  As we are traveling, or sometimes in our own country, we are tempted to explore the exotic wildlife nature has to offer. It can be challenging to do this without going through an organisation that offers this experience. Many organisations such as zoos […]

Why is Wildlife Conservation Important?

What is Conservation? Conservation means to prevent waste of a resource. Wildlife conservation can be defined as the practice of protecting animal species and their habitats. Which includes protecting both the animals and their habitat. Generally, we apply wildlife conservation to species that are in danger of becoming extinct by unnatural causes. These can be […]

A Day in the Life of a Wildlife Sanctuary Volunteer

Volunteering at the Peru Wildlife Sanctuary! Are you thinking of coming to volunteer at the Peru Wildlife Sanctuary in the Amazon? Here is a good overview of what you can expect as a wildlife sanctuary volunteer on a daily basis. Our Volunteer Coordinator, Anna, spent a few days there with a recent group of volunteers, […]

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 […]

Postcard from….The Amazon Wildlife Sanctuary

Many of our volunteers will deal with Globalteer’s Candice as you go through the process of applying and preparing for your Globalteer placement. And if you take up a placeent at one of our Peruvian projects in Cusco, then you will also get to meet her. Recently, however, Candice took a trip to lower altitudes […]

Meet Stella!

Little Stella is one of our most recent residents at our Laos Wildlife Sanctuary.Stella is a very young Common Palm Civet, who was brought in to our Laos Wildlife Sanctuary a few days ago, after receiving a call from a member of the public who found her under a tree covered in ants, and her […]