In our latest update, we talk about our recent staff additions, renewed opportunities to engage with our mahouts, details about our latest GVI Trust fundraiser, new additions to our base and an update on baby Lah Lah. Playing football with the mahouts now a regular...
The health of an ecosystem is maintained by its plants and animals. When species become endangered, it is a sign of an ecosystem’s imbalance. This balance is difficult to maintain: the loss of one species often triggers the loss of others. When grey wolves were hunted...
People always say you remember exactly where you were and what you were doing when significant events happen - well I remember very clearly hearing the news of Lah Lah’s birth. I was in the forest at the time, seeing her big sister Lulu and playmate Dee Dee, when I...
This is my seventh time back to this amazing village. Each time I come out I become more and more infatuated with the people and their culture. I came here first to get behind the conservation side of this project, but every time I’ve been here I fall more and more in...
Contained within the recently published GVI Impact & Ethics Report are numerous stories of success from GVI programs across the globe. Hearing the stories of the real impact GVI has in these locations is a source of inspiration for all of us. The insights provided...
It is hard to choose a moment to describe when everyday here has been incredible and life changing. Being welcomed into this village by the amazing Karen people has been an eye opening and heart-warming experience that I will never forget. Every time I meet a new...
To maintain current ethical and empowering practices within an industry it is often necessary to reflect on previous performances, and GVI have done just that. This helps to ensure we, as an organisation, are moving in the right direction. From the recent Impact and...
My first week in Huay Pakoot has opened my eyes to a staggeringly different but beautiful way of life. Within only a week I have seen seven elephants in their natural habitat, taught the local children at the Anuban, attempted Pakinyaw and learnt how to embrace a...
The history of elephants in Thailand is a tale of how a noble beast ended up in camps. But the story is starting to turn around. Find out how elephants became prominent in the tourism industry in Thailand, and how GVI is part of their new chapter. Elephants are so...
Volunteering isn’t only for ambitious teenagers and university students. The best volunteer abroad programs are suitable for all adults, so you can make an impact at any age. Altruism is ageless. All you need to volunteer abroad is a desire to contribute to positive...
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