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Animal & Wildlife Conservation

Animal & Wildlife Conservation

Fuel your passion for animal care by working to protect threatened animals, their habitats and the people that depend on them.

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Stand Up for Animals In-Need

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of animals?

  • Collaborate with experts on issues surrounding animal & wildlife conservation
  • Spend time up-close and personal with elephants, giant tortoises, or rescue animals such as cats and dogs
  • Work side-by-side with your teen animal volunteer team as you help find homes for animals who have been injured or abandoned
  • Contribute to sustainable habitat projects that will help these animals to flourish

Explore GLA Animal & Wildlife Conservation Programs:

Care for animals that have been injured and abandoned, or threatened by loss of their natural habitat.

Care for animals that have been injured and abandoned, or threatened by loss of their natural habitat.

Discover the role that sustainability plays in the long-term protection of these unique animals.

Discover the role that sustainability plays in the long-term protection of these unique animals.

Form relationships while working alongside NGOs and community groups who are making a critical impact on conservation in the region.

Form relationships while working alongside NGOs and community groups who are making a critical impact on conservation in the region.

GLA Animal & Wildlife Conservation Programs

Costa Rica: Animal Rescue Project™

Costa Rica: Animal Rescue Project™

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Cats and dogs are loved and cared for by people all around the world. But sometimes they're neglected or abandoned by these same people. Students on this program will help the local community rehabilitate these animals. You'll also have the chance to spend time at a sea turtle hatchery and puma rescue.

Thailand: The Elephant Conservation Project™

Thailand: The Elephant Conservation Project™

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Take your compassion for animals a step further as you work on elephant conservation efforts on a permanent care reserve.

Costa Rica: Spring Break Sea Turtle Initiative™

Costa Rica: Spring Break Sea Turtle Initiative™

Share your passion for wildlife conservation with the new friends you make in your group and in the community, and work together with conservationists who are striving to protect sea turtles for the next generation. Spring break will never be the same!

Costa Rica: The Sea Turtle Initiative™

Costa Rica: The Sea Turtle Initiative™

Dive into Costa Rica’s animal kingdom, and get up-close and personal with rare and endangered species – and the conservationists who protect them.

Galapagos: Preserving Nature's Wonders™

Galapagos: Preserving Nature's Wonders™

The Galapagos is world-famous for the diversity of its plants and animals. On this program, be immersed in it all as you volunteer at a tortoise hatchery, work to stop invasive plant species from destroying natural habitats, and witness Galapagos sea lion pups up close.

Thailand: The Elephant Village Initiative™

Thailand: The Elephant Village Initiative™

If you love elephants and want to protect them, then this is the program for you. Students on this program will confront the challenges facing these beautiful creatures head-on through conservation initiatives. You'll even get to care for an elephant of your own during your time in Thailand.

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