BENEFITING: BIOSPHERE EXPEDITIONS
This project assists scientists of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve gather scientific data on Arabian oryx, Gordon’s wildcat and Macqueen’s bustard to gain a better understanding of their ecology so that informed management decisions can be made. All three species are on the IUCN Red list and the project’s work will help to ensure their survival in the wild. Our vision is a haven for threatened Arabian wildlife in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.
This project works for the conservation of
Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx), Gordon’s wildcat (Felis silvestris gordoni), Macqueen’s bustard (Chlamydotis macqueenii).
$10 will buy a day's tracking or animal feed
$50 will buy an electronic tracking device for a Macqueen’s bustard
$100 will pay for a research assistant for a week
$500 will buy a radio tracking collar for an oryx or a camera trap
$1000 will create an internship for a young, local up-and-coming conservationist
$1000 will pay for ranger patrols for a month
$3000 will buy a GPS tracking collar for an oryx or a Gordon's wildcat
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 our Arabian desert conservation project for a week in the field to help with and experience conservation in action, and to see what their donation does on the ground.