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The Gap Year Blog

The Gap Year Blog

Coming soon to Into the Wild:

Interview with Thandiwe Mweetwa!



With offices, factories, schools and places of worships shut, thousands of flights cancelled and conferences moved online, it is unsurprising that there has been a notable decline in fossil fuel emissions in recent weeks.

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It is almost assured you will be shown amazing jungle life when you least expect it. Whether this is a cool snake you can add to the snake tally, or your 150th species of bird, the more time you spend with open eyes and a positive outlook, the more of the jungle you will see.

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After over 24 hours of travelling from Amsterdam by buses, planes and boats, I set foot on the white sandy paths of Caye Caulker and realised that every hour spent awkwardly slouched in a plane seat was so worth it.

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It is still possible to marvel at the beauty of the outside world from the comfort of your couch. Into the Wild have compiled a list of 10 of our favourite nature documentaries to watch, so that you can remind yourself of what a wonderful planet we live on.

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I never thought I would dive - I never even wanted to dive in the past - and so I simply told myself it was something I wouldn’t do.

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The day that I thought would never come had finally arrived: my final day at the Belize Base Camp. After beginning my adventure with Frontier Belize in 2017, the real world back in the UK seems like a lifetime ago. This week has been a week of lasts for me, an unfamiliar feeling, after experiencing so many firsts in my time here.

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Here at our marine conservation project in Fiji, one of our most exciting monitoring methods is the use of BRUVs (baited remote underwater videos). We use these BRUVs to monitor our shark population within Beqa Lagoon in a sustainable and ethical way.

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I have been living here in Camp Osita for 3 months now, running surveys, setting up my absolutely boppin’ project (Birds of Prey (BoP for short)), making new friends, having new experiences and generally enjoying life here in the Osa. Living out here has been something of a dream come true for me. But despite all the amazing wildlife something was still missing...

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Globalisation has been both a blessing and a curse for the environmental conservation movement which has grown in recent years, as the potential impacts of climate change continue to plague the headlines. One way in which I would describe globalisation would be...

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Sometimes when we are out at sea, we cross paths with ocean wanderers. The sea has no walls, meaning any great whale can appear anywhere.

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