Thursday, August 11, 2011

Land Rover’s in action

Land Rover’s in action from in the remote desert mountains of the Dhofar region of Oman courtesy of Biosphere Expeditions.

Did you know you can take part in the Biosphere expeditions including this one in Oman. Working alongside scientists from the Royal Omani Court, you will be part of a small international team on this desert and mountain expedition, monitoring Arabian leopard presence and contributing to an important piece of research. From the field base you will venture out on in the expedition Land Rovers and on foot, looking for tracks, scratch marks and other pieces of evidence of leopard presence, setting camera traps and talking to the local people about leopard sightings. You will also survey the area for waterholes as leopard hotspots and leopard prey animals such as gazelle, ibex and hyrax. Those who would like to can also move into smaller advanced research camps for a night or two. For more info visit