I have always been drawn to the wonderful natural world that surrounds us. In recent years, I have taken interest in how and why we see animal populations decline. The degree has helped me to understand the theory and given me a baseline understanding of conservation. It's now time to get the practical experience.
The Arctic Fox is a threatened species in Scandinavia - the subject of intense research. Their numbers fluctuate massively as one pair can produce between 2-16 pups per year. Some years Norway gains over 150 pups, others less than 50. With the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, I will hike into the wildnerness with a team of researchers to survey the foxes during pup season, to count their offspring.
I have been given this opportunity by the amazing Ambios LTD, who will be subsidising the experience through Erasmus+ funding. In total I will gain 15 weeks training (1 UK based, 14 in Norway), 35 hour online training and accreditation. The rest, £1950, is what I need your help with. This money will cover the costs of transport, accommodation, insurance, paying for the research and so on...
Please help me, help nature. Absolutely ANY donation will be massively appreciated.
Thank you so much.