About Biosphere


Biosphere Expeditions: Ethical wildlife holidays – where sustainable travel meets hands-on conservation

Make your holiday count. Join our wildlife conservation expeditions in remote and beautiful places around the world. Go places where others don’t, learn new skills and experience hands-on conservation in action.

Biosphere Expeditions is an award-winning not-for-profit conservation organisation, and a member of IUCN and the UN’ Environment Programme. For us successful conservation is the collective effort of individuals. We invite everyone to join us on our wildlife and wilderness projects all over the world. Whether young or old, become a citizen scientist for one or two weeks, or more.

The foundation of our work is science and local need. We focus on sustainable conservation projects that target clearly defined, critical issues that humankind has the power to change. International volunteers work hand-in-hand with local biologists and communities to drive positive outcomes for biodiversity – the creation of a protected area for snow leopards in the Altai is just one recent example.

Biosphere Expeditions is a member of the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) and of the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Governing Council & Global Ministerial Environment Forum. Achievements include the implementation of our conservation recommendations and species protection plans by numerous national and regional governments and NGOs, the creation of protected areas on four continents, scientific and lay publications, as well as capacity-building, training and education all over the world.

6 Replies to “About Biosphere”

  1. Dear Sirs

    I am interested in being part of one of your volunteer teems in 2013. Have you got a brochure you can send me of opportunities to be part of your good work?

    Yours faithfully

    Sarah Baker

    1. Dear Sarah – Thank you for your interest in our work. We do not produce printed brochures for obvious reasons of environmental impact. All our conservation projects are on http://www.biosphere-expeditions.org. In addition to this, our annual Biosphere Expeditions Magazine at http://www.biosphere-expeditions.org/magazine contains stories from the field, achievements, looks behind the scenes and an overview of our expeditions, projects, taster days and other activities.

  2. Hey Sarah! Go for it! As a member of slot 4 this September, I can attest that this adventure in volunteering will be well worth your time and money. You will work but will also find yourself looking forward to each new day with new enthusiasm. It’s a long slog from the west coast of the US and a world away in experience; but what a world!

  3. Dear Susan – Thank you very much for the public endorsement and we are very glad you enjoyed your expedition experience. The expedition you are referring to was our big cats & elephant conservation project in Namibia, Africa (http://www.biosphere-expeditions.org/namibia). Would you mind posting your comment on our Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/biosphere.expeditions1) and Google+ (https://plus.google.com/b/103347005009999707934/) pages too to spread the word?

  4. We recently featured Biosphere Expeditions in our Winter Sporting Adventures & Activities guide and it definitely was one of the stronger entries http://www.aircharter.co.uk/about-us/news-features/blog/winter-adventures-and-activities. The Rare Slovakian Biosphere Expedition seems like one of the better ways to occupy the winter months and spend your free time. We’d like to thank Dr Matthias Hammer for working with us and being so responsive and would recommend Biosphere Expeditions to all wildlife and conservation lovers — do something good and contribute to the lives of animals 🙂

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