BENEFITING: BIOSPHERE EXPEDITIONS
This project is all about safeguarding some of Africa’s most iconic animals such as the leopard, elephant and cheetah. Almost all of Africa is under some sort of human impact and Namibia is no exception. Sound scientific knowledge is key to mitigate this conflict and to make wise management decisions that balance the need of humans, wildlife and the environment. Therefore this project studies the ecology of leopard, cheetah, caracal, elephant and game species with the ultimate goal of using the knowledge gained in conflict mitigation work for the benefit of all. Our vision is a thriving and sustainable coexistence of humans and wildlife in Namibia.
This project works for the conservation of
Leopard (Panthera pardus), African elephant (Loxodonta africana), cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), caracal (Felis caracal).
$10 will buy a day's cheetah or leopard protection through education
$50 will buy a set of vet's materials to help injured animals found in the field
$100 will pay for a local research assistant and bushman tracker for a week
$500 will buy a month of elephant patrolling
$1000 will create an internship for a young, local up-and-coming conservationist
$3000 will buy a GPS tracking collar for cheetah or leopard
$4000 will buy a GPS tracking collar for an elephant
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 Namibia project for two weeks in the field to help with and experience conservation in action, and to see what their donation does on the ground.