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Biosphere Expeditions partners United Nations

8th February 2010 Print
Biosphere Expedition Project - Western Australia

Biosphere Expeditions, the award winning not for profit conservation organisation, is celebrating becoming a partner of the United Nations (UN) in its ‘2010 International Year of Biodiversity’ programme. Biosphere Expeditions is one of the first 10 organisations in the UK to be recognised as a partner by the UN.

The UN has declared 2010 an international celebration of life on earth and of the value of biodiversity for our lives. It has invited the world to take action this year to safeguard the variety of life on earth, something that Biosphere Expeditions has been doing for the last 10 years.

“We are delighted to be working in partnership with the UN to increase the public awareness of the importance of conserving our planet’s biological diversity,” said Biosphere Expeditions’ director, Kathy Wilden.

“For the last decade we have provided continuous support to critical wildlife conservation and research projects. We make it possible for ordinary people to take one or two weeks of their holiday time and work with scientists at the forefront of conservation, helping to protect endangered species and habitats around the world.”

“This year Biosphere Expeditions is assisting scientists conducting research on snow leopards in Central Asia; big cats in Africa & South America; tracking wolf and lynx in Slovakia; studying whales and dolphins in the Azores and preserving coral reefs in Honduras and Oman.

“We offer the chance for people to make a positive impact on local communities, wildlife and the environment. We believe the UN Year of Biodiversity will inspire people to become more involved with conservation and undertake hands-on work with organisations like ours and that it is something they will want to continue to be involved with once they get home!”

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Biosphere Expedition Project Biosphere Expedition Project - Western Australia Kathy Wilden, Biosphere Expeditions' Director