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The Gap Year Blog

Coming soon to Into the Wild:

Interview with Adventurer Levison Wood!



I decided to join the Tenerife Whale & Dolphin Conservation when I was looking for an internship abroad for one of my courses of my university. I always wanted to get to see a new part of the world and I have always had an special place in my heart for dolphins. So, for me, this was an perfect opportunity; getting experience of living abroad, make a valuable contribution to the conservation of different whale and dolphin species, and in the same time, completing one of my courses from university.

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If you are active on the social media platform Reddit, there is a good chance you have stumbled upon before and after photos of places people have cleaned up. What started few weeks ago on r/trees sub-reddit has now spread onto the rest of the social media platforms with a trending hashtag ‘trashtag’, forming a global challenge encouraging people to pick up their trash.

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The ban makes it illegal to sell, trade or manufacture fur products within L.A city limits. It would include some exemptions, such as, selling used furs at second-hand stores and fur made from animals captured by a trapping licence holder.

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As the fast fashion industry keeps on growing with the help of Instagram influencers who regularly parade the new clothes from giant fashion brands, the devastating environmental impacts of increasing consumption and throwaway culture seem to be forgotten by many.

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Every year, there is one of the most famed parties in the world; ‘Santa Cruz de Tenerife’, which is second to Rio de Janeiro, in Brasil. Today, Team Tenerife of FRONTIER joined in with the celebrations in Santa Cruz to spectate the parade, which is held each year on the 5th of March.

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As plastic consumption in the UK is set to increase by a fifth within the next decade, the issue of plastic disposal has become more immediate than ever. When considering the amount of plastics produced and thrown away every day, its disposal seems like a daunting task to tackle.

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It’s Dolphin Awareness Month! No better time than now to test your knowledge on dolphins!

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Hiya, I’m Lila, I’m here for 3 months and I am hoping to do a project on the crocodiles and caimans in the lagoon. The lagoon is only 5 minutes from the camp and connects to the sea during the wet season. I’m here in the dry season but I am still hoping to look at the abundance of crocodiles and caimans in the lagoon.

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I’m going to come clean - I don’t really have a clue about nature. Or science. Or travel. Or anything you’d likely associate with Frontier’s work in Costa Rica.

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It’s hard to believe my 6 months in Belize are almost up! I have met so many amazing people and have learnt so much. I’m definitely going to drive everyone back home crazy retelling all of my stories constantly. In an attempt to not be that person coming back from a trip and starting every sentence with the phrase “When I was in Belize….” I’m going to put pen to paper instead and fill this final blog with some of my favourite stories.

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