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Should You Pay To Volunteer On Your Gap Year?

Should you pay to volunteer on your gap year? You are planning your gap year and want to give something back while you travel the world, you want to volunteer. You are already giving up your time and skill, you want to help someone and do something good! That is a good thing, right? But they are asking you to pay? What the hell is that about? Should backpackers pay to volunteer on their gap year or is it all a con?

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Wildlife Tourism Without Wildlife Harm. Is It Possible?

Wildlife tourism is coming under increasing scrutiny in recent years, and rightly so, but is all wildlife tourism bad? Does any attraction involving any animal always harm the animals involved? Or can some wildlife tourism be a positive force for good in the conservation chain? The truth isn’t as black and white as some people are starting to think. If you want to see or interact with wildlife on your travels, follow these simple steps for responsible wildlife tourism. 

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How To Volunteer With Wildlife On Your Gap Year.

Wildlife conservation volunteering is the perfect opportunity to protect endangered species and make sure your gap year has a positive impact, but it is essential that it is done responsibly and ethically because it is all too easy to get it wrong and support an abusive, exploitative industry that only cares about making profit. Here is how you can make sure you do the right research, ask the right questions and volunteer for wildlife conservation projects in the right way.

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Wildlife Tourism On Your Gap Year, The RIGHT Way.

Everyone loves seeing wildlife on their travels, and wildlife tourism can have a hugely positive impact on conservation efforts and wildlife care, but if travellers aren’t careful they may be causing the animals they love a lot of harm, whether they meant to or not. Find out how to see wildlife on your gap year, the RIGHT way.

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Spotlight On BAWA, Volunteering In Bali.

BAWA in Bali is a non profit organisation dedicated to helping the dogs of cats in Bali, and volunteering your time and resources to help is a great way to give back on your gap year.

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