Locked in battle with illegal loggers and local farmers, Pro Cosara is a small organisation trying to save the dwindling Atlantic Forest in Paraguay.
Turtle conservation work At turtle headquarters, it’s quite appropriate that things move slowly. Maybe it’s because of an affinity with the animal, maybe it’s the way of the beach culture, or, most likely, it’s just because it’s South America. Life for my week volunteering with a turtle conservation group on the Uruguayan coast had its […]
Sea turtle conservation For four days the sea turtles had been evading us and this was our last chance. We feared if we didn’t catch one today then we would leave this little stretch of the Uruguayan coast with a sense of disappointment… perhaps even failure. It was time to battle the waves for one […]
A decade after Hurricane Katrina hit, the recovery continues in New Orleans. I meet some of the volunteers who have travelled to the city to help.