Serve Global Wildlife Conservation Planning

Updated on 08.01.2020

Here are the activities we have planned that are designed to help preserve Mother Earth’s wildlife and the natural world. Plans include events, projects, meetings and much more. Updates will be noted below, published on our social media and in our newsletter. We would like you to keep a close eye on our work, as we see each of you part of our team.

Our plan has been created via joint conversations with possible collaborators, NGO partners and using the goals we share with the work within Serve Global Wildlife. We are joining together to create a strong team working for the conservation of the creatures of Mother Earth.

2020

Optimization and retaining of volunteer involvement

A tool to optimize and maintain volunteer engagement

Dear you

My name is Tanja Andersen, I am 32 years old and a volunteer HR consultant for NGOs voluntary security expert and founder of the charity, www.serveglobalwildlife.org (SGW). SGW is a platform where you can find transparent and credible information about the world’s leading NGOs, volunteer life, wildlife, climate and environment and tourism.

The tool is a report that I prepare after spending time with the NGO in question. The report ensures that the volunteer is taken care of optimally, both before, during and after staying with an NGO.

The concept will help the NGO to reduce voluntary labor losses when volunteers return to their everyday lives, through idea development as well as a support program for volunteers.

The purpose is that more volunteers and sponsors choose the NGOs concerned with their time and money, and more people make the choice to volunteer and be trained to be ambassadors of the future.

In addition, the report helps NGOs support the UN’s goals and gives credibility to their future volunteers and sponsors.

I am to have as little expense as possible, to work abroad and to use my network when it gets to busy around me. I am currently selling my possessions in Denmark as “free” as possible. The donations will enable me to prepare the report for the various NGOs and thereby raise awareness of SGW.

February, 2020

Trip to ARCAS

The Hawaii project: Where We Are: ARCAS in Hawaii

No, this isn’t part of the Hawaiian Islands! It’s called Hawaii because when the founding father of this Pacific coast town first arrived 60 years ago, he had seen a postcard of the island of Hawaii and thought he saw some similarities.

Guatemala’s Pacific coast stretches 254 kms between Mexico and El Salvador and is made up of volcanic plains on which some of Guatemala’s richest agricultural lands and largest farms lie.

Because of this intense agricultural activity, the coastal plain – unlike the Petén region whose forests have remained relatively healthy – has lost much of its original biodiversity. However, the coastal fringe – especially its beautiful mangrove wetlands, lagoons and volcanic sand beaches – remains comparatively untouched, home to a rich variety of marine and bird life.

ARCAS’s base of activities on the south coast of Guatemala is the Hawaii Park, a 3-hectare protected area on the beach, 2 kms west of the village of Hawaii and 7 kms east of the eco-resort town of Monterrico. The Park consists of a large, comfortable rancho with volunteer quarters, three smaller volunteer houses, kitchen, library/office, bathrooms and internet service.

The Peten project: ARCAS Wildlife Rescue Center in Peten

Located on the edge of The Mayan Biosphere Reserve (MBR) in the northern Petén region of Guatemala, integral part of the Mesoamerica’s Maya Forest. Which is the second largest remaining tropical rainforest in the Americas. The 13.3 million-acre forest stretches across Belize, northern Guatemala and through Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, is second only to the Amazon in South America.

In addition to an abundance of biological diversity, the MBR also contains a wealth of discovered and undiscovered Mayan archeological sites, the best known being the stunning temple complexes of Tikal. However, both these natural and archeological resources are under threat by a variety of factors including human immigration from other parts of Guatemala, illegal logging, oil exploration and the spread of the agricultural frontier.

One of the natural resources under the greatest threat in Peten is its wildlife, a victim of habitat loss, unsustainable hunting and capture for the illegal pet trade. The decline in local populations of wild animals is obvious and dramatic. The large noisy flocks of scarlet macaws (Ara macao) reported by early explorers have been reduced to just 300 birds primarily in the Laguna del Tigre Park.

Read more about them here: www.arcasguatemala.org

ARCAS

April, 2020

Trip to True Nature Foundation

Who is True Nature Foundation?

Bringing back Europe’s largest living land animals. True Nature Foundation combines ecological restoration & conservation to create thriving environments for sustainable development & resilient communities.

Mission

A healthy environment is the fundamental basis of all life-support systems, including that of human well-being and socio-economic development. True Nature Foundation’s mission is to combine ecological restoration and conservation to create thriving environments for sustainable development and resilient communities.

Read more about them here: www.truenaturefoundation.org