Current Expeditions

  • ARABIA (UAE)

    Study of Arabian oryx, Gordon's wildcat and other iconic desert species in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, UAE
    19 - 26 Jan 2019 (8 days)
    27 Jan - 2 Feb 2019 (8 days)
    €1480 (ca. £1334 | US$1679 | AU$2328)
    Status: only a few places left

  • AZORES (Portugal)

    Survey of whales, dolphins and turtles around the Azores Archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean
    29 Mar - 7 Apr 2019 (10 days)
    9 - 18 Apr 2019 (10 days)
    €1790 (ca. £1613 | US$2031 | AU$2816)
    Status: only a few places left

  • COSTA RICA

    Direct conservation action on critically endangered leatherback turtles in Costa Rica
    6 - 13 May 2019 (8 days)
    €1780 (ca. £1604 | US$2020 | AU$2800)
    Status: only a few places left

  • GERMANY

    Conservation of wolves in Lower Saxony, northern Germany
    6 - 12 Jul 2019 (7 days)
    13 - 19 Jul 2019 (7 days)
    €1880 (ca. £1695 | US$2133 | AU$2958)
    Status: only a few places left

  • KENYA

    Big Five and African biodiversity protection in the Maasai Mara, Kenya
    3 - 15 Feb 2019 (13 days)
    17 Feb - 1 Mar 2019 (13 days)
    €2580 (ca. £2325 | US$2927 | AU$4059)
    Status: only a few places left

  • MALAWI

    African biodiversity survey of cats, elephants, primates and others in Malawi
    22 Sept - 4 Oct 2019 (13 days)
    06 - 18 Oct 2019 (13 days)
    €2480 (ca. £2235 | US$2814 | AU$3902)
    Status: places available

  • MALDIVES

    Diving expedition studying coral reefs and whale sharks of the Maldives
    7 - 13 Sep 2019 (7 days)
    €2180 (ca. £1965 | US$2473 | AU$3430)
    Status: places available

  • MUSANDAM (Oman)

    Diving expedition investigating the coral reefs of the remote and mountainous Musandam peninsula of Oman
    24 - 30 Nov 2019 (7 days)
    €2320 (ca. £2091 | US$2632 | AU$3650)
    Status: places available

  • ROMANIA

    Monitoring bear, wolf, lynx and bison populations in the Transylvanian Carpathian mountains of Romania
    1 - 8 Sep 2019 (8 days)
    10 - 17 Sep 2019 (8 days)
    €1840 (ca. £1658 | US$2088 | AU$2895)
    Status: only a few places left

  • SOUTH AFRICA

    Survey of leopards, caracals & Cape biodiversity in the fynbos Cape mountains UNESCO World Heritage Site of South Africa
    20 Oct - 11 Nov 2019 (13 days)
    €2260 (ca. £2037 | US$2564 | AU$3555)
    Status: places available

  • SWEDEN

    Monitoring brown bear in the quintessentially Scandinavian woodlands of Dalarna province, Sweden
    16 - 23 Jun 2019 (8 days)
    24 Jun - 1 Jul 2019 (8 days)
    €1970 (ca. £1776 | US$2235 | AU$3099)
    Status: places available

  • THAILAND

    Conservation of elephants in the Himalayan foothills of northern Thailand
    4 - 12 Nov 2019 (9 days)
    €1890 (ca. £1704 | US$2144 | AU$2973)
    Status: places available

  • TIEN SHAN (Kyrgyzstan)

    Survey of snow leopards in the Tien Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan
    24 Jun - 6 Jul 2019 (13 days)
    8 - 20 Jul 2019 (13 days)
    €2270 (ca. £2046 | US$2576 | AU$3571)
    Status: only a few places left


Past Expeditions

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ALTAI | Snow leopards

Data collected by expeditions from 2003 until 2012 help with the declaration of a protected area for snow leopards and other wildlife in the Altai Republic, Central Asia. In addition local poachers were converted into conservationists by paying them for verifiable camera trap pictures ,of snow leopards surviving year-on-year.

AMAZONIA (Peru) | Cats, primates, parrots

Biosphere Expeditions worked in Amazonia from 2001 until 2016. During this time, dams were not built based in part on Biosphere Expeditions’ biodiversity studies and impact assessments, local conservationists were trained and found jobs, and a research station was built (which still operates today). Guidelines for boat behaviour at clay licks in the Tambopata Reserve were also incorporated into local management plans.

AUSTRALIA | Turtles

This expedition ran from 2010 to 2011 and was about the conservation of the Australian flatback turtle. When Australia created the world's largest network of marine reserves in 2012, the Roebuck Commonwealth Marine Reserve, site of the expedition, was made part of the network, and is described as ‘foraging area adjacent to important nesting sites for flatback turtles’, just as suggested in the expedition reports.

BRAZIL | Jaguars & pumas

From 2006 until 2011 this project studied jaguars and pumas of the Atlantic Rainforest. Recommendations for the management and protection of jaguars were incorporated into national and state-wide jaguar action plans in Brazil.

HONDURAS | Coral reefs

From 2006 until 2011 this coral reef conservation project assisted the Cayos Cochinos Marine Protected Area, Bay Islands, Honduras with managing and protecting their coral reefs.

NAMIBIA | Big cats & elephants

Biosphere Expeditions worked in Namibia for twelve years from 2002 until 2014. In that time it played a small role in the establishment of the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area, at the time the world's largest wildlife conservation area, spanning five southern African countries. It also played a pivotal role in establishing the country's largest leopard conservation research project, working with local ranchers and resolving human-wildlife conflict, which led to a significant reduction in big cats killed in the country. A research station is also built.

OMAN | Arabian leopard

From 2006 until 2011 this project researched the ecology and status of the Arabian leopard in the Dhofar and Musandam regions of Oman. The project was stopped when it became clear that there was little support and willingness to act upon recommendations locally.

POLAND | Wolves

This first-ever expedition ran from 2001-2003, studying wolves in the Bieszczady Mountains National Park. It played an active role in saving wolves from being declared legitimate hunting targets in the area. It also captured and collared the first ever wolf in the Polish Carpathians.

SCOTLAND | Marine mammals

This expedition studied cetaceans on the west coast of Scotland in 2013. Data gathered were used in local and national Biodiversity Action Plans (BAPs) and to advise the Scottish government on the creation of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).

SLOVAKIA | Lynx, wolf, bear

From 2004-2017 Biosphere Expeditions worked in various locations and seasons in Slovakia, monitoring chamois, wolf, lynx and bear populations and helping to establish protection regimes and resolve human-wildlife conflicts.

SPAIN | Lammergeier

This expedition to the Spanish Pyrenees working on lammergeyers (Europe’s biggest vulture) ran for one year in 2008 and helped to reverse EU high altitude carcass removal regulations. The regulations were designed to combat the spread of BSE / mad cow diesease, but this was starving high mountain vultures and bears.

SRI LANKA | Elephants

This project studied human-elephant conflict in Sri Lanka and had to be cancelled due to the war. It may make a comeback in the future. We do not know when or if at all, so check back at your convenience.

SUMATRA (Indonesia) | Tiger

This three-year project (2015-2017) in collaboration with WWF Indonesia studied tigers, their prey and human-wildlife conflict in Rimbang Baling Wildlife Reserve and made recommendations for better tiger protection and integrating local people into tiger conservation.

TIOMAN (Malaysia) | Coral reefs

The coral reef expedition to Tioman Island, Malaysia started in 2012 and ran until 2016. Biosphere Expeditions provided vital data on coral reef health and human-induced threats within the Tioman archipelago – data that were previously unavailable. We also helped build the foundation for 'Cintai Tioman', a long-term programme to increase social and ecological resilience on the island.

UKRAINE | Wolves & birds

Between 2001 and 2004 this expedition studied wolves and birds of the Kinburnska Kosa in the Ukraine. This led to the declaration of a national park, protecting an important stop-off point for many migratory birds, as well as a haven for fauna and flora (it boasts, amongst other things, Europe's biggest orchid field).