BENEFITING: BIOSPHERE EXPEDITIONS
Whales and dolphins, including orcas, are under threat worldwide. Biosphere Expeditions is working hard for their conservation around our oceans in places such as the Azores archipelago and the Hebridean islands of Scotland. The Azores archipelago is one of the prime whale and dolphin hotspots in the world and around 30% of the world’s known cetacean species have been recorded there. Hebridean waters provide an important habitat for cetaceans, especially orcas, and are one of the most significant areas for these fascinating mammals. In all we do in our overall goal is to provide detailed information on cetacean densities and distributions as a basis for effective management and conservation, and to further cetacean conervation through research, education, capacity-building and protected area creation.
This project works for the conservation of
Orca (Orcinus orca), harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena), common dolphin (Delphinus delphis), white-beaked dolphin (Lagenorhynchus albirostris), Risso’s dolphin (Grampus griseus), bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus), basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus), minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata), sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus), humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae), sei whale (Balaenoptera borealis), blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus), fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus).
$10 will buy an education pack for local children or adults
$100 will pay for a conservation education school visit
$500 will pay of a day of research vessel patrolling and data gathering
$1000 will create an internship for a young, local up-and-coming conservationist
$3000 will buy a sound location device so that cetaceans can be found, tracked and protected
$5000 will create a full educational campaign in local schools
Donors who give $150 or more will receive a year's membership of the "Friends of Biosphere Expeditions", which includes various benefits such as the annual Biosphere Expeditions Magazine, event & expedition discounts and other membership benefits > more details on the Friends.
Donors who give $3000 or more will be invited to join one of our cetacean conservation project for one or two weeks in the field to help with and experience conservation in action, and to see what their donation does on the ground.