Biosphere Expeditions have this month announced that they will be expanding their existing conservation project in Namibia to include elephants alongside the other species they monitor.
Online PR News – 28-May-2012 – UK – Biosphere Expeditions have this month announced that they will be expanding their existing conservation project in Namibia to include elephants alongside the other species they monitor.
Biosphere Expeditions is an international not-for-profit organisation working to support the conservation of wildlife worldwide. Since its foundation, Managing Director Dr Matthias Hammer and his team have added more and more destinations to their offering which encourages people of all abilities to get involved in the conservation of wildlife.
The project in Namibia which runs on dates in July through to November this year works with local game ranchers in Namibia to provide them with data and behavioural information about predators and other species in the local area. The aim of the project is to provide the ranchers with information that can help them to protect their livestock rather than resorting to drastic and violent action against predators already listed on the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) list of Vulnerable or Near Threatened species.
From now on, participants in the expedition will also have the chance to track and monitor the movements of elephants to study their impact on vegetation and how this affects the behaviours of both predators and game.
“The expedition to Namibia is a fantastic opportunity for participants to see wildlife that they would only otherwise be able to see in a zoo while giving something back to the local community,” says Dr Hammer. “These types of ‘volunteer vacations’ are becoming increasingly popular worldwide as people are looking for something a little bit different to do with their time off.”
For more information about Biosphere Expeditions and their project in Namibia you can visit their website here: http://www.biosphere-expeditions.org/namibia