United Nations World Health Organisation (WHO), Countries Travellers Guide Get the best and most up-to-date health travel information for all UN countries. 

US Library of Congress-Federal Research Division: Country Studies Covers 101 least well known countries (to US army). Contains more sections than CIA including history, geography and politics. 

CIA-World Factbook Has extensive coverage and statistics on all the countries of the world, including environmental threats, population, infrastructure and diseases, updated annually. 

Just the Flight Cheap online last minute flight bookings. 

Babel Fish Translation. 

Travelling Birder Search tool linking to more than 7000 birding trip reports from around the world; travel forum. 

Bird Forum 

Guided Birder 

Covers all categories of volunteering not just conservation. 


Volunteer Abroad with TravelWorks TravelWorks TravelWorks offers volunteering opportunities around the world. Projects, which last from 2 weeks to 6 months, range from caring for street children in Guatemala to helping to conserve South African wildlife. 

The Career Break Site Career break guide – ideas, advice and information. Free, independent career break advice and information for your sabbatical or adult gap year.

Volunteer Latin America A wide range of projects to help people and the environment. Includes permaculture and educational projects.

Projects Abroad Volunteer Projects and Internships Abroad 

STOP DODO Looking for a job to do with conservation and the environment, this website has one of the biggest listings for jobs worldwide.

Volunteer Info Covers all categories of volunteering not just conservation. 

Global Crossroad Covers all categories of volunteering not just conservation. 

Gap Year for Grown-ups Career break and volunteer work specialists in all categories. 

Gap Year Projects Conservation Volunteer, Worldwide Experience are the specialists in offering Gap Year Projects and Conservation Volunteer Placements worldwide. 

Serve Your World Travel with purpose, covers all types of volunteer work. 

Green Volunteers Perhaps the world’s biggest directory of conservation volunteer opportunities. The World Guide to Wildlife Work and Voluntary Work in Nature Conservation is a worldwide resource for international nature conservation. 

Biosphere Expeditions Conservation volunteer, wildlife volunteer, working holiday, environmental volunteer, conservation projects, conservation holiday. 

Coralcay Coral reef & rainforest expeditions. You and conservation in action! 

Conservation Volunteers World Conservation Programs give you the opportunity to volunteer overseas with a local conservation organisation. 

The World Conservation Union (IUCN) Vacancies, jobs, employment; lists vacancies throughout the world in database of vacancies, internships and volunteer opportunities. 

Global Vision International Volunteer Abroad, Volunteering overseas, International Expeditions. Choose from over 80 volunteer abroad projects, and make a difference in some of the world's most critical conservation and community volunteering projects. Gap Years in volunteer conservation & ecotravel. 

Volunteer with Ashoka The premier organization for social innovation. World changing ideas are given a boost by this unique organisation. 

World Heritage Centre Volunteer for protecting the World Heritage sites. 

Working Abroad Projects Ecological and conservation volunteer opportunities, Working Abroad Projects; find a suitable volunteer programme in over 150 countries worldwide. 


Hostelling International Hostelling International is the brand name of more than 90 Youth Hostel Associations in over 80 countries, operating 4,000+ hostels. 

UpgradedPoints publish a huge number of ways to save money on air travel; from tips/tricks for finding cheap airfare to the best ways to maximize credit card rewards and even fly for free

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