Help me make a difference in wildlife conservation!

Linnea Gronne Start Date: Mar 14, 2018 - End Date: Mar 13, 2019
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Study/Degree Abroad
  • Volunteer Trip
  • South Africa
  • Mozambique
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

My Travel Story

by: Linnea Gronne Start Date: Mar 14, 2018 - End Date: Mar 13, 2019
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Study/Degree Abroad
  • Volunteer Trip

Behind the scenes

For what feels like a lifetime, I have wanted to work with animals. As I grew, so did my knowledge on wildlife, I began to investigate different species, how global warming is affecting ecosystems, and the part that mankind plays in the destruction of wildlife. Once I opened up my eyes to all of this, I couldn’t ignore it. So instead, I chose to spend my energy on making whatever difference that I can in the pursuit of conserving wildlife. It isn’t uncommon to hear that people are against actions that result in the harming of animals, such as; poaching, trophy hunting, or wild animals taken from their homes and tormented into living a life in the business of tourism. However, it is common that people aren’t willing to change or actively take part in making a difference to prevent such activities from happening. Nonetheless, I believe that we can change people’s approach towards saving wildlife through education and publicity – sharing the right tools in helping people avoid unknowingly supporting industries that harm wildlife.

Who am I and why should you support me?

I’m 19 years old, currently finishing off my last year of the IB Diploma Program. Before continuing my education and journey in wildlife conservation, I have chosen to take a gap year where my main focus will be to increase my hands-on experience in the field that I have developed a great passion for. In doing so, I have decided to volunteer for a number of programs that a volunteer abroad organization, GoEco has to offer. Each of these programs include accommodation, food, insurance, and so forth, hence, each program also comes with a fee. Besides covering the costs of what is included in the program, the money also goes into supporting the specific organization, sanctuary, rehabilitation facility, or whatever the program specifically is. Henceforth by funding my travel your money goes to helping the animals in various ways. Even though I have saved up for this moment over the past years, the programs are quite expensive, therefore I’m here asking for your help. Any donation, big or small is a helping hand in giving me a chance to make the difference that I am eager to make. A huge thank you in advance for any donations that may be submitted. 

  • South Africa
  • Mozambique
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe