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Endangered Big Cat Volunteering

I’m going to bet you don’t yet have a stamp from Oman in your passport. Here’s a chance to get one.

Biosphere Expeditions has a 12-day research/volunteer trip to Oman to help leading researchers with their work trying to study and protect the endangered Arabian Leopard. This isn’t a safari or tour, but a working volunteer vacation for a conservation project in the remote Dhofar region. This mountainous area is one of the last remaining habitats for the sleek cats.

The scientific team leading the expedition is from the Royal Omani Court, and they will train you in field techniques as you track, research, set camera traps, and add to the existing base of knowledge to hopefully reverse the decimation of these regal leopards.

You’ll get dirty, you’ll have unexpected moments of magic and grace in the field, and you’ll work in a new (to you–I’m still betting) area with an international team of passionate fellow volunteers and experts.

Hmmmm–what do I wear to Oman?