SNOW LEOPARD Scientific EXPEDITION
Wales, England, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Kazakhstan & Kyrgyzstan 2018
Above: Photo copyright of Snow Leopard Trust
UPDATE: 7th APRIL 2018
2:11pm, 14 March 2018: Latest update: Summary – addition of information and advice for British nationals currently in Russia or due to travel in the coming weeks; due to heightened political tensions between the UK and Russia, you should be aware of the possibility of anti-British sentiment or harassment at this time; you’re advised to remain vigilant, avoid any protests or demonstrations and avoid commenting publically on political developments; while the British Embassy in Moscow is not aware of any increased difficulties for British people travelling in Russia at this time, you should follow the security and political situation closely and keep up to date with this travel advice
WE HAVE PUT THE DATE OF THIS EXPEDITION BACK TO 2019
And it looks like we'll be going later in the year to ensure Snow
Leopards have moved to lower habitat...
THE PROPOSED ROUTE:
We'll leave the UK, travel to Sweden, either by ferry from North Shields, then cross to Sweden then to Finland, again by ferry, then into Russia and onto Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, where hopefully the Snow Leopards are!
If any crews wish to join, please email me. There will not be any charge to join the expedition, but you will have to arrange your own, visas, fuel, ferries, food,camping, hotels, etc, etc.
When you are working out fuel costs, remember fuel in Russia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan is currently around 50p per litre!
It is intended to work with a wildlife charity, under a Scientific Expedition, which will make it easier to get visas into the former USSR.
We'll be working with Snow Leopard charities, looking at the protection of these endangered animals, their habitats and any other problems they face, such as hunting and persecution...
Above: Photo copyright Briana May