The world remains in the grip of the coronavirus. Many countries that we operate in continue to keep their borders shut and some are still expecting their first peak, let alone a second wave. In fact, in many countries that we operate in, things are predicted to get worse before they get better. And a vaccine will take time, or it there may never be one.
Because of all this, we have decided to defer the citizen science elements of all our 2020 expeditions to 2021. These are:
- Azores whale & dolphins
- Costa Rica sea turtles
- Armenia leopard, lynx, bear wold & mountain biodiversity
- Sweden brown bear
- Tien Shan snow leopard
- Germany wolf
- Maldives coral reef
- South Africa leopard & biodiversity
- Malawi African biodiversity
- Thailand elephant
Expeditions that happened early in 2020 and are now scheduled to repeat in 2021 as normal are
Please note that project work has not been cancelled. It is only the citizen science element that has been deferred to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Project work with local staff only will continue and you can see on our appeal page what is planned in terms of community expeditions and project work. If you can, please support our efforts to raise funds for this!
We continue to feel very strongly about the need for continued conservation efforts and supporting our local partners and staff despite, or indeed because of, the unprecedented and very difficult circumstances. We hope you agree. If you do, please give to our coronavirus appeal to enable our local partners & staff to do just this.