Biosphere Expeditions Wins Travel + Leisure Global Vision Award
Biosphere Expeditions, an award-winning volunteer wildlife conservation organization, was honored as one of Travel + Leisure magazine’s 2012 Global Vision Award winners in the October issue of the magazine.
Travel + Leisure selected the Global Vision Award winners out of tour operators, properties, and organizations from around the world. The winners were chosen because they are considered to be “this year’s standard-bearers for responsible tourism”.
Winners were divided into the categories of Sustainability, Conservation, Community Building, Leadership, and Preservation. Biosphere Expeditions was chosen as a winner in the Conservation category:
Travel + Leisure’s Global Vision Awards, Text
Biosphere Expeditions, Norwich, England
What It Is: A nonprofit whose partnerships with top research institutions are bringing serious results for 11 conservation programs around the world.
How It Works: Volunteer travelers select their project and are trained on-site in telemetry studies, animal tracking, and more. (Biosphere channels two-thirds of trip costs to the effort.) Past successes include the creation of two protected areas for migratory birds and snow leopards in Eastern Europe and Asia.
About Biosphere Expeditions
Biosphere Expeditions is an international non-profit organization that aims at supporting the conservation of wildlife worldwide. Since the organizations’ founding more than 10 years ago, Executive Director Dr Matthias Hammer and his team continue to add volunteer projects to their extensive roster while encouraging travelers of all abilities and from all walks of life to get involved in the conservation of wildlife in places around the world.
For more information about volunteer vacations with Biosphere Expeditions, visit www.biosphere-expeditions.org