Animals all over the world are facing very similar threats - habitat loss, animal-human conflict, poaching and the illegal wildlife trade to name but a few. These threats mean the need for safe havens for animals and in turn, many amazing sanctuaries have been set up, such as our elephant rescue centre in Thailand.
These sanctuaries are able to run with the help of passionate volunteers who devote their time to rescuing, caring for and rehabilitating wildlife, and offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get close to some of the world’s most magnificent animals, such as elephants, monkeys and many more.
Volunteers get stuck in to a variety of work, including assisting with animal rehabilitation, research initiatives and daily operations. Community education and development is also an important role of volunteers at animal sanctuaries, which aims to create long-term change in the nearby communities, providing a safer habitat for wild animals and a brighter future for wildlife species as a whole.