For the past two weeks, our office staff has been intensely occupied developing new trips, working on ground-breaking conservation projects and managing the logistics of our hugely successful Greenland Dogsled Expedition. From this work, we have accumulated a great array of exciting news into this newsletter. Enjoy reading the latest news from the field, trip openings and promotions, and please make sure to let us know your interest in joining any of our voyages or our conservation programs.
For those of you fascinated by bears, mountains and glaciers, we have great news – our complete Alaska itinerary for summer 2011 is now open for booking. No other tour operator in the world, other than WANT Expeditions, offers Mt. McKinley, Denali NP, Fairbanks, Anchorage, Kenai NP, Seward, salmon-fishing bears and Brooks Range and Katmai NP, Juneau, and three days exploring at Glacier Bay NP in one single itinerary! For months, we have worked to build the best possible Alaska itinerary available anywhere. Book early, this trip will surely sell out for 2011. Click here to visit this trip on our website and sign up today.
The Liberian Greenbul is listed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN. Its habitat is in the midst of an incredible rainforest that is at an extreme risk for degradation due to slash and burn practices from local people desperate for quick cash to survive. Through talks with the Liberian government and local communities on how they could benefit from our work there, we know that they are eager to receive us and our efforts in this region. To kickoff this program, we would head into this region for baseline studies that would include mist netting, local infrastructure assessment for tourism purposes, generating trust and confidence in the local community members through face-to-face rapport, and more. Not only will trips like these generate conservation, but they will also provide one of the most enjoyable, in-depth cultural immersion experiences one can imagine.
If you, or someone you know, have an interest in participating in this momentous effort to protect the wild places we visit, we'd love to hear from you. Send us an email to tell us what you think. Please help to spread the word by forwarding or posting this email to every birder, animal lover, adventurer, conservationist, photographer and other person you know. Thank you for your support
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