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1. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 11y

Hi all,

I am currently planning a big trip middle of next year in Africa and Asia and I was wondering if anybody has any recommendations on Volunteer conservation work in Asia.
I took part in the Greenforce Zambia Expedition last year and it was such an amazing experience that I decided to do more of that. I am definitely going back to Nsumbu to volunteer again.
So if anybody has any ideas keep them coming. Thanks.

PS: Any Greenforce among you? Zambia Rules!!!!!

2. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Does GreenpEace opearte in Asia?

3. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 11y

Quoting Wocca

Does GreenpEace opearte in Asia?

Although I'm not a member of either, Greenpeace and Greenforce are two completely different things, Wocca.

Greenpeace "exist[s] to expose environmental criminals, and to challenge government and corporations when they fail to live up to their mandate to safeguard our environment and our future." (quote from website)

www.greenpeace.org

Greenforce, however, is to "aid the conservation of wildlife in danger and protect fragile habitats, particularly in countries in the process of development." (also from website)

www.greenforce.org

Yes, they are both environmental groups, but as you can see, their objectives differ slightly. And to answer your question, they both operate in Asia.

Pardus, good on you for helping the environment, and best of luck in all your travels!

Cheers,
Katie ;)

4. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 11y

I know, Greenforce sounds a bit like a mercenary group! You should see the Group pictures we took, one of the guys borrowed the gun of one of our Wildlife Patrol Officers - he looks like a skinny version of Rambo!
But, yes, Greenforce operates in Asia. In Chitwan National Park in Nepal and Borneo. There are a few other countries they are running expeditions in.