Taxon Expeditions mobilizes nature enthusiasts for hands-on field research on the
“little things that run the world”

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Expedition

We offer a unique experience in the wild forests of Borneo. By joining our expeditions, you will have ten days of unique hands-on biological field work in a professional field center in one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots.

 

Combining workshops in the field, lectures, active wildlife collecting, and laboratory work, our experts will guide you through all the steps of scientific research. International experts will be engaged to teach you how to describe, name, and publish scientific papers with new species descriptions.

 

Here you can find details about our next Expedition.

Our mission

Our mission is to harness the power of citizen science for biodiversity discovery and its conservation.

In the 250 years that naturalists have been studying the living world, two million species of animals and plants have been discovered, described, and named. But scientists estimate that this is only 20% of the number that really exists. Most of the unknowns are small insects and other invertebrates in the tropical rainforest.

 

At Taxon Expeditions we offer you a chance to help complete the inventory of the world’s biodiversity. We organize expeditions to the world’s biodiversity hotspots and train citizen scientists in field techniques for biodiversity discovery. With our expedition participants, we do inventories of the least-known animals of the world, and help to build local specimen collections.

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When and where?

After our next expedition will take place on Borneo, Sabah and last from 25th September to 6th October, 2017. You will stay at Maliau Basin Research Centre, located in the very heart of the tropical rainforest with large areas yet to be explored and documented. MBRC has a library, an auditorium, and modern labs with all the necessary equipment for a scientific research that will be available to you.