Biosphere Expeditions offer citizen science wildlife conservation holidays to ordinary people wishing to make a positive difference, working hands-on as environmental volunteers.
The non-profit organisation recently added a new expedition to their list of international adventures with a trip to mystical Transylvania, without the vampires.
Launching in September 2019 the 8 day expedition will take you to the fabled Transylvanian Alps where you will conduct important conservation research to track and study bears, wolves, lynx, bison and beaver in the Southern Carpathian Mountains of Romania.
The expedition will take place on the southern slopes of the Fagaras Mountains within 210 square km of protected forest, which together with neighbouring Piatra Craiului National Park, forms a hunting-free zone of 360 square km.
As well as looking for the animals and their tracks, you will also place and check camera traps, collect samples of fur for genetic analysis and survey prey species such as deer and wild boar. The data collected will be used to determine more realistic estimates of large mammal numbers and to create a new national park, which will be among Europe’s biggest, and a world-class wilderness reserve.
Within six to twelve months of completing your trip you will receive a full report containing details on how your expedition contribution was spent in running this volunteer project in Romania and supporting its conservation research work.
The Mystical Transylvania Expedition is available 1-8 September 2019 or 10-17 September 2019. For full details on prices and how to book go to www.biosphere-expeditions.org