eMagazine by TAT Los Angeles – December 2013 (Vol. 2 No.12)

Highlights of the Month

Highlights of the Month

 Caring for Rescued Wildlife in Petchaburi – Voluntourism is an increasing trend – and a growing niche – in the global tourism industry. More and more, travellers want not only to take meaningful and interesting tours, but also to participate in contributing to the people and communities they visit. Sometimes it’s not even people they are interested in helping, but animals.

The Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand (WFFT), a registered foundation under Thai law, offers volunteers a special opportunity to work with many rescued animals in Thailand. It is a unique opportunity for animal lovers to spend time volunteering in Thailand while getting to know and appreciate these special animals up close.

The foundation, located just outside Petchaburi, a short 90-minute drive from Bangkok, has the primary objectives of conserving wildlife, and protecting the environment and natural resources. The WFFT runs a number of projects, from medical care to wildlife rehabilitation, to research on wildlife and marine mammals, as well as the release of wild animals back to the wild.  More >>