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Of course we at Biosphere are totally biased and bound to think that we are running a pretty cool volunteering organisation outfit. So don’t just take our word for it. Have a look at our awards & accreditations (below), or what the media say about us, and what our team members and scientists think.

UNEP logo Biosphere Expeditions is an
officially accredited member of the United Nations Environment Programme's Governing Council / Global Ministerial Environment Forum
   
IUCN Biosphere Expeditions is an
officially accredited member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature
   
 Award


First Choice Responsible Tourism Awards
Winner of the "Best Volunteering Organisation" award
(International award scheme based in the UK)

   
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National Geographic Traveler: Tours of a Lifetime
Awards for Altai and Namibia expeditions
(International award scheme based in the USA)
   
Global Vision Award Travel + Leisure: Global Vision Award (for Responsible Tourism)
Winner of the "Conservation Award"
(International award scheme based in the USA)
   
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Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards
Highly commended in the category "Best for Protection of Endangered Species"
(International award scheme based in the UK)

   
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Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards
Highly commended in the category "Best Volunteering Organisation"
(International award scheme based in the UK)

   
Green Apple Awards Environmental Best Practice Award
Silver award by the Green Organisation
(International award scheme based in the UK)
   
Tripbase Best Volunteering Holidays Award
Award by Tripbase.com
(International award scheme based in the USA)
   
AfC
Conservation Award
Award by the European Outdoor Group for conservation projects involving direct citizen action
(European award scheme based in Switzerland)
   
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Umwelt-Online-Award
(Environment-Online-Award)

German government prize awarded to businesses and organisations with an online presence who have displayed excellence and best practice for the environment
(International award scheme based in Germany)
   
Future50

Future 50
Our Executive Director, Dr. Matthias Hammer, is named in the Future 50 class of "ones to watch".
(UK award scheme based in Norfolk)



Yves Rocher Foundation Trophée de femmes
Kristina Killian, the expedition scientist, is made a laureate of the environmental prize "Trophée de femmes" of the Yves Rocher Foundation for her work on the Namibia expedition.
(International award scheme)
   
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Best Practice Award and Top Rating for Environmental Excellence
From Greenstop.Net, who assess eco-friendly practices and responsible tourism
(International award scheme based in the UK)

   
EDP Awards
Environment Award
Winner
(UK award scheme)
   
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X-treme Award
Winner
(UK award scheme)

   
TWAM  Best Volunteer Dive Organisations
Biosphere Expeditions is named among five organisations (International online magazine)
   
BBC Wildlife Top Ten Conservation Holiday
Listing for Altai expedition
(UK magazine)
   
 
National Geographic
Best New Trips
Listing for Slovakia project
(USA magazine)
   
WildlifeExtra
Life-changing volunteering trip
Listing for Tien Shan expedition
(UK magazine & website)
   
Merian Unforgettable Travel Adventures
Listing as one of "100 unforgettable travel adventures" (100 unvergessliche Reiseabenteuer) for our taster weekends and our Honduras expedition
(German travel book publisher)
   
 PM Top Holiday For Nature
Listing in the category "Where can I do something for nature during my holidays?" (Wo kann man im Urlaub etwas für die Natur tun?)
(German magazine)
   
Wall Street Journal

Best Volunteer Travel
Listing for Namibia expedition
(USA newspaper)

   
Business Insider
Best Volunteer Vacations
Listing for Namibia expedition
(USA online magazine)
   
responsibletravel
Top Responsible Holiday
Listing for Peru expedition
(UK magazine)
   
Sunday Times Most satisfying trip of the year
"Summer 100" listing for our Altai expedition
(UK newspaper)
   
Guardian
Ten Best Wildlife Volunteering Holidays
Listing for Oman expedition
(UK newspaper)
   
Guardian
Ten Best Wildlife Holidays in Europe
Listing for Azores project
(UK newspaper)
   
Telegraph Twenty of the world's greatest adventures
Listing for Brazil expedition
(UK newspaper)
   
travel+leisure
Best Adventure Outfitter
Biosphere Expeditions is one of only two voluntourism organisations listed in Travel + Leisure's "Best Adventure Outfitters" list
(USA magazine)
   
travel+leisure
Best Save-the-Earth Trip
Listing for Musandam project
(USA magazine)
   
Outside Magazine
Trip of the Year
Listing for Maldives project
(USA magazine)
   
Get Lost!

30 Great Escapes / Best Adventure Trips on the Planet
Listing for Slovakia project
(Australian magazine)

 

   
Islands Blue List
Best in Sustainable Travel
Voluntourism Blue List listing for Azores project
(USA magazine)
   
Independent
Best Holiday for Green-Minded Travellers
Listing for taster weekends
(UK newspaper)
   
Independent

Top Ten Outdoor Pursuits
Listings for Altai expedition & Azores project
(UK newspaper)


 

Independent
Best Desert Adventure Holidays
Listing for Emirates project
(UK newspaper)
   
Independent

Best Activity and Adventure Breaks
Listing for Musandam project
(UK newspaper)

   
Independent

Best Six Volunteer Career Breaks
Listing for Brazil expedition
(UK newspaper)

   

 Independent

Best for the Wild at Heart
Listing for Slovakia project
(UK newspaper)

   
Endless Vacation
Best Trip that Offers a Way Back
Listing for Malaysia expedition
(USA web magazine)
   
EOCA
Photo competition winner
Peru expedition photo wins competition
(European organisation)
   
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Website Award
From the publishers of the Encyclopedia Britannica

   
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Website Award
From the electronic version of the German yellow pages

 



 

 

 

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