Current Expeditions

  • AMAZONIA (Peru)

    Researching cats, primates, parrots and other flagship species of the Amazon rainforest in Peru.
    9 - 15 Sep 2018 (7 days)
    €2490 (ca. £2209 | US$2915 | AU$3937)
    Status: full (but wait list available)

  • 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)
    €1480 (ca. £1313 | US$1733 | AU$2340)
    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. £1588 | US$2096 | AU$2830)
    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. £1579 | US$2084 | AU$2814)
    Status: places available

  • GERMANY

    Conservation of wolves in Lower Saxony, northern Germany.
    6 - 12 Jul 2019 (7 days)
    13 - 19 Jul 2019 (7 days)
    €1880 (ca. £1668 | US$2201 | AU$2972)
    Status: places available

  • MALAWI

    African biodiversity survey of cats, elephants, primates and others in Malawi.
    02 - 14 Sept 2018 (13 days)
    16 - 28 Sept 2018 (13 days)
    07 - 19 Oct 2018 (13 days)
    €2440 (ca. £2165 | US$2857 | AU$3858)
    Status: only a few places left

  • MALDIVES

    Diving expedition studying coral reefs and whale sharks of the Maldives.
    21 - 27 Jul 2018 (7 days)
    28 Jul - 3 Aug 2018 (7 days)
    €2140 (ca. £1899 | US$2505 | AU$3383)
    Status: full (but wait list available)

  • MUSANDAM (Oman)

    Diving expedition investigating the coral reefs of the remote and mountainous Musandam peninsula of Oman.
    25 Nov - 1 Dec 2018 (7 days)
    €1990 (ca. £1766 | US$2330 | AU$3146)
    Status: places available

  • SLOVAKIA

    Monitoring lynx, wolf and bear populations in the Carpathian mountains of Slovakia.
    4 - 10 Feb 2018 (7 days)
    11 - 17 Feb 2018 (7 days)
    €1780 (ca. £1579 | US$2084 | AU$2814)
    Status: full (but wait list available)

  • SOUTH AFRICA

    Survey of leopards, caracals & Cape biodiversity in the fynbos Cape mountains UNESCO World Heritage Site of South Africa.
    14 - 26 Oct 2018 (13 days)
    €2060 (ca. £1828 | US$2412 | AU$3257)
    Status: only a few places left

  • THAILAND

    Conservation of elephants in the Himalayan foothills of northern Thailand.
    12 - 20 Nov 2018 (9 days)
    €1880 (ca. £1668 | US$2201 | AU$2972)
    Status: only a few places left

  • TIEN SHAN (Kyrgyzstan)

    Survey of snow leopards in the Tien Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan.
    9 - 21 Jul 2018 (13 days)
    30 Jul - 11 Aug 2018 (13 days)
    €2190 (ca. £1943 | US$2564 | AU$3462)
    Status: full (but wait list available)

  • TIOMAN (Malaysia)

    Diving expedition studying the coral reefs of Tioman Island Marine Park, Malaysia.
    14 - 21 Aug 2018 (8 days)
    €1990 (ca. £1766 | US$2330 | AU$3146)
    Status: full (but wait list available)


Past Expeditions

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ALTAI | Snow leopards

Data collected by this expedition helped with the declaration of a protected area for snow leopards and other wildlife in the Altai Republic, Central Asia. We have also converted local poachers into conservationists by paying them for verifiable camera trap pictures of snow leopards surviving year-on-year.

AUSTRALIA | Turtles

This project 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 our flatback turtle study, was part of the network. Along with our local partners, we were working towards getting flatback turtles listed within the ‘major conservation values’ of the reserve and this is what happened, with the citation being ‘Foraging area adjacent to important nesting sites for flatback turtles’.

BRAZIL | Jaguars & pumas

This project studied jaguars and pumas of the Atlantic Rainforest. Our recommendations for the management and protection of jaguars were incorporated into national and state-wide jaguar action plans in Brazil.

HONDURAS | Coral reefs

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 - 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.

OMAN | Arabian leopard

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 project studied wolves in the Bieszczady mountains and national park and played an active role in saving wolves from being declared legitimate hunting targets in the area. The project 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. Data gathered by our citizen scientists were used in local and national Biodiversity Action Plans (BAPs) and to advise the Scottish government on the creation of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).

SPAIN | Lammergeier

Together with our partners in Spain, we helped to reverse EU high altitude carcass removal regulation, which was designed to combat the spread of BSE, but 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 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.

UKRAINE | Wolves & birds

This project studied wolves and birds of the Kinburnska Kosa in the Ukraine. Data collected by our citizen scientists helped our local partners make arguments that have led to the declaration of a national park in the Ukraine. This park now protects a unique steppe area jutting into the Black Sea and a stop-off point for many migratory birds, as well as a haven for fauna (e.g. birds and wolf) and flora (it boasts amongst other things Europe's biggest orchid field).