Biosphere Expeditions: Matthias Hammer
After a very successful trial of our Altai scholarship programme this year, I am delighted to announce its continuation & our intention to keep this going for as long as we run expeditions to the Altai.
Biosphere Expeditions is now offering three free places to nationals or
residents of the Russian Federation and/or the Altai Republic with English
language skills to take part in our 2011 snow leopard conservation expedition to the Altai Republic.
The places will be given to applicants who can demonstrate a genuine
interest in wildlife research and conservation or a career in this
More details are in the attached and at
I would be grateful if you could spread this news within your networks so that as many people as possible are aware of this opportunity.
Thank you & Regards
Dr. Matthias Hammer
Official partner of the United Nations
Year of Biodiversity 2010
Offices in UK, Germany, France, USA, Australia
FREE SCHOLARSHIP PLACES TO TAKE PART IN SNOW LEOPARD EXPEDITION TO THE ALTAI REPUBLIC
Biosphere Expeditions is offering three free places to nationals or residents of the Russian Federation and/or the Altai Republic with English language skills to take part in a snow leopard conservation expedition in the Altai Republic. More information about the expedition is at
The places will be given to applicants who can demonstrate a genuine interest in wildlife research
and conservation or a career in this field. Successful applicants will then take part in the expedition
from 28 June – 10 July | 12 – 24 July | 26 July – 7 August 2011 respectively, depending on availability.
The successful applicants will be able to demonstrate a genuine interest in wildlife research and
conservation and that they will use the experience to carry the message to other people and
multiplying the effect of their experience.
• National or resident of the Russian Federation and/or the Altai Republic
• Over 18 years of age
• Good English language skills
• A genuine interest in wildlife research and conservation or a career in this field
• After the expedition, the successful applicant will hold two talks or events about his or her experience on the expedition, one to his peer group and one to the general public
Your application should include a cover letter stating who you are, why we should take you, what the experience would mean for you and how you are going to use it. The cover letter should also
describe how you plan to fulfil the requirement of holding two talks or events as described above.
Please also state that if chosen, you would be free to attend on either 28 June – 10 July or 12 – 24
July or 26 July – 7 August 2011 and indicate which of the periods would be your preference. Finally, the cover letter should indicate clearly what your interest in wildlife research and conservation is.
The application should also include your CV and a picture of you.
Please send your application to Dr Matthias Hammer at email@example.com. Email applications are preferred and the application must be in English.
The application deadline is 14 June 2011 and applicants will then be required to attend an interview in Novosibirsk or Gorno Altaisk sometime between 14 and 27 June 2011. Applicants will be informed of the judges’ decision by 27 June 2010 with the expedition taking place as stated above.