This month, Conservation Without Borders embarked on its latest project, FLIGHT OF THE OSPREY. Biologist and adventurer Sacha Dench, alongside a team of like-minded conservationists, will start in the UK and travel 10,000km to Africa via 14 countries, accompanying the osprey on its autumn migration.
Flight of the Osprey is supported by high-profile individuals including Dame Judi Dench, Joanna Lumley, Sir David Attenborough, and Sir Ranulph Fiennes. Hydro Flask vacuum insulated water bottles, LifeStraw lifesaving water filtration devices, pack brand Osprey Europe and high-performance, ethical clothing brand Páramo are all supporting Sacha and her team with essential gear as they battle the elements over the next four months.
The epic journey across rising seas and vast deserts will aim to gather vital data on the threats faced by this bird of prey and other migratory species. The project offers a true bird’s eye perspective of trans-continental species migration. It promises to ignite new initiatives, leaving the public inspired and empowered about the global conservation impact of local efforts.
Vicky Swyer, Marketing Manager at Osprey Europe, which provided Transporter 65 duffels for the team, said, “Osprey Packs was founded in 1974 by Mike Pfotenhauer. It was named after the bird of prey because the osprey was his favourite bird and, at the time, it was becoming endangered. This project has a perfect natural synergy with the brand and we’re proud to support Sacha Dench and her team.”