Reef & Rainforest
Few have the opportunity to gain insight into how expeditions are organised, or how new species come to be discovered. The hosting country must never be burdened with costs. Expedition goals must be in line with local conservation efforts, and host country researchers must be involved. On this page, you will find pictorial story on how an expedition to Palawan in the Philippines was organised.
Expedition members are under pressure in ways they often never truely can comprehend until they are on the spot. By their very nature, locations are very remote, so there is in practice no chance to step back and seek peace. The environment is usually physically strenuous - too hot, too cold, too humid, too dry. You might have to climb cliffs, wade through rivers, cross passes in bone-chilling winds. There is just no way to say stop, I'm going home - on an remote island, the next boat might be in 2 weeks.You are together with people form totally different cultures with different values. It is their world, and must be respected.