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Hello, my name is Ida Vincent and I am being trained to become an expedition leader, learning ropes from both Matthias and Catherine. We have now all arrived in San Jose. Matthias and…
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So we have passed the halfway point of the 2016 expedition, but still have much ground (or ocean) to cover. As with any field research, you will always have slow days. The objects of your st…
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If you are someone who likes to glance over the headlines in the morning, then ours could read ‘Danish duo deliver double dose of dolphins’ or ‘Sperm whale goes back to the future’. Soon after leav…
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Book "100 Punkte Tag fuer Tag", Austria, April 2016: Biosphere Expeditions is mentioned as a showcase for ethical tourism > https://issuu.com/biosphere-expeditions/docs/100_punkte_16
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Every day at sea is different, and so are our findings. For our last day on the research boat with our first group, we were greeted at the harbour by crashing waves. The signs were ominous. The win…
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Update from our volunteer vacation / conservation holiday protecting whales, dolphins and turtles around the Azores archipelago > http://wp.me/p2byOw-1KL
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Welcome to our third and final team for 2016. While it is our smallest group, what they lack numbers they make up for in diversity. Our group truly embraces the international nature of Biosp…
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Update from our conservation holiday protecting leatherback and other sea turtles on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica

Hello and welcome to the Costa Rica expedition diary. My name is Catherine Edsell and I will be your expedition leader on this brand-new Biosphere Expeditions project, helping our local partner LAST (Latin American Sea Turtles) with sea turtle conservation on the Caribbean coast.

During our time at their Pacuare field station we will be working closely with Magali Marion, LAST's on-site biologist who will endeavour to train us in all aspects of leatherback turtle monitoring. Ida Vincent, expedition leader in training, will be assisting me throughout, and Dr. Matthias Hammer, executive director of Biosphere Expeditions, will also be joining us for the first few days, to help with getting set up.

I trust all your preparations are going well, and I look forward to meeting the first expedition team on 2 May. I will not be at Hotel Santo Tomas for the assembly, as Ida, Matthias and I will be readying the station for your arrival. You will be met by Nicki Wheeler from LAST at 09.00 in the lobby of the hotel Santo Tomas, from where you will be transferred by vehicle to Pacuare. Nicki will be there from 08.30, and it is important that you are not late as we have a busy day ahead of us, with night patrols that same evening.

Please do have another look through your dossier and familiarise yourself with all the information therein, check you have all the necessary kit, and I shall see you in just under two weeks. I will be leaving the UK in a few days time to get everything organised, and will send you another update nearer the time.

Until then!

Catherine Edsell
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Short mention of Biosphere Expeditions as a voluntourism organisation active in species conservation, in Lonely Planet Traveller Germany > https://issuu.com/biosphere-expeditions/docs/lonelyplanettravellerd16/1
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Expeditions always bring variety. In the Azores, this comes in many ways, but most obviously with the arrival of our next international group of volunteers. With a range of different travel challen…
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NEW ACCOLADE: Biosphere Expeditions' Costa Rica sea turtle project is honoured in National Geographic "100 places that will change your life" edition (on sale in the US at Costco now).
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Beautiful snow leopard video © Sailyugemsky National Park, a protected area that Biosphere Expeditions helped to set up and where snow leopards are now thriving > https://youtu.be/utSQUTtzk9c
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ADVANCING WILDLIFE CONSERVATION - FOR NATURE, NOT PROFIT
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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’s 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.