Arabian Oryx and desert conservation

Project name:

Biosphere Expeditions (1)

Project purpose:

Arabian Oryx and desert conservation

Project activities:

  • data collection/analysis

  • teaching

Weekly cost (approx USD):

$

1600

Terrestrial

United Arab Emirates

Middle-East

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Direct benefits you gain:

  • field research skills

  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • publishes peer-reviewed science

  • publishes work

Accommodation:

Tent

When does the project run?

Facilities:

More information needed!

How long can I stay?

Requirements:

None. You do not need to be a scientist or have any special qualifications - everyone can take part and there are no age limits whatsoever.

Ability to walk up to 9 km per day in sandy desert terrain and the ability to tolerate heat and sometimes wind.

Details of the day-to-day life on the project:

Working alongside scientists from the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, you will be part of a small international team, monitoring Arabian oryx, Gordon's wildcat, red and sand fox, mountain and sand gazelles, as well as other flagship species of the desert. From a comfortable oasis field camp, you will venture out in the expedition 4WDs and on foot to study antelope behaviour and social structures, camera- and live-trap Gordon's wildcat, red and sand fox, and monitor them by radio and GPS telemetry.

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