Biosphere Expeditions (4)
Weekly cost (approx USD):
Direct benefits you gain:
field research skills
remote scenic location
Noteworthy conservation points:
publishes peer-reviewed science
Wild Sun Rescue Center
Single/shared en suite rooms in manor house
When does the project run?
More information needed!
How long can I stay?
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 about 10 - 20 km per day in the flat lowlands of Lower Saxony in heath, meadow, forest and wetland landscapes. There is also the option to conduct surveys on roadster bikes on loops of about 30-50 km in length, all in flat terrain, which can get sandy at times.
Details of the day-to-day life on the project:
Working in small teams mainly around the famously picturesque Lüneburger Heide (Lüneburg Heath), you will record signs of wolf presence such as tracks and kills, as well as survey prey species such as deer and wild boar. You will also camera-trap the animals and collect samples to study wolf diet and for genetic analysis. The expedition base is a historic and remote manor house hotel with all modern amenities, right on the edge of the Lüneburg Heath.