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Expedición Ebneri

Expedition in search of one of the most threatened animals on planet, the Skink of Fez. Aim: Rediscovering it and saving it from extinction

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What is the Ebneri Expedition ?

This is a 10-day research Expedition to the most remote areas of Fez-Mequinez (Morocco) in search of the latest specimens of the Ebner´s Skink ( Chalcides ebneri ), one of the most threatened animals on the planet and we barely know anything about.

Photograh of single specimen known of the Ebner´s Skink
Photograh of single specimen known of the Ebner´s Skink

This beautiful reptile species is listed by IUCN as critically endangered and has not been reported since 1970.

The aim of this expedition is to rediscover it and pave the way for establishing natural protection zones for the species and carry out an environmental education campaign among the inhabitants of the area to make them aware of the importance of preserving this wonder of nature.

Some of the landscapes we will find during the expedition
Some of the landscapes we will find during the expedition

Moreover, other field work will be carried out in parallel during the expedition to analyze the conservation status of other species of local fauna and, thus be able to establish measures to protect and preserve them.

Research and Environmental Education campaign in Morocco by SEBI and in which some members of Faunatura participated.
Research and Environmental Education campaign in Morocco by SEBI and in which some members of Faunatura participated.

About the rewards

This dream would not be possible without you. That’s a lot of years planning and thinking how to carry out this expedition, but finally, and thanks to your contributions, we can make it happen.

One of the skink sampling, carried out by Faunatura, that serve as training to polish the methodology and monotoring techniques in order to increase the chances of finding the Skink of Fez during the expedition
One of the skink sampling, carried out by Faunatura, that serve as training to polish the methodology and monotoring techniques in order to increase the chances of finding the Skink of Fez during the expedition

All Backers who participate will be given a Diploma as collaborator of the Ebneri Expedition, as well as a Final Report with all the details of what happened during the expedition, and certainly the Public Recognition as Backers of this beautiful initiative.

In addition to this, those who help us with a contribution of 20€ will also receive the Documentary of the Ebneri Expedition where your name will appear in the Acknowledgements.

Shooting of a report to Faunatura by the co-workers of À Punt.
Shooting of a report to Faunatura by the co-workers of À Punt.

If you can affort helping us with 30€ we will also send you a beautiful Exclusive T-shirt from the Ebneri Expedition(with all expenses paid), also with the Faunatura association logo in front and a beautiful design inspired by the Ebner´s Skink slogan on the back of the T-shirt.

Yes, they carry loggerhead turtles in their hands to free them, but they also wear beautiful T-shirts like the ones you can get.
Yes, they carry loggerhead turtles in their hands to free them, but they also wear beautiful T-shirts like the ones you can get.

Finally, those Backers who can contribute with 50€ will receive all above-mentioned plus a participation in the raffle of the book of Amphibians and Reptiles of Morocco, Martínez del Marmol G. Undoubtedly, one of the best and most complete guides of Reptiles and Amphibians that exists nowadays, and that is worth over 120 euros.

Amphibians and Reptiles of Morocco Book
Amphibians and Reptiles of Morocco Book

You can also follow the expedition live, through the select group of whatsapp of the Ebneri Expedition. We will send you exclusive digital content, answer your questions and, in the end, we will keep you informed day by day for as long as the lenght of the expedition.

About us

Asociación Faunatura is an NGO dedicated to the conservation, study and defense of wild fauna and flora, through the implementation of research projects, tracking and monitoring of biodiversity, outreach programmes, environmental awareness and education, as well as voluntareering, training and citizen participation at local, national and international levels.

Members and volunteers of Faunatura during a garbage collection day.
Members and volunteers of Faunatura during a garbage collection day.

But what actually constitutes this NGO is the wonderful group of people behind it. We are a team of enthusiast and nature lovers who fight every day to make this world a better place.

Some Members of Faunatura during a day of sighting of Great Bustards
Some Members of Faunatura during a day of sighting of Great Bustards

If you want to know us a little more, you can visit the section About us on our website.

What your contributions will be used for

The most of the money collected will go entirely to finance the Ebneri Expedition and to cover expenses such as maintenance, rental of vehicles, petrol, plane tickets, scientific equipment necessary to carry out sampling, etc.

The rest of the money will go to the elaboration of the different rewards (spending on T-shirts being the highest) and to pay the taxes associated with this campaign (21 % VAT).

Schedule

The Expedition will take place during the month of October, so once we return we will start working so that we can send you your rewards. According to our estimates, all rewards will be ready and sent at the latest in December of this year.

Rewards will be delivered in December 2021
Rewards will be delivered in December 2021

+ Info

You can find more information about the Expedition and Asociación Faunatura on our website or through Facebook o Instagram.

And if you have any questions or suggestions do not hesitate to contact us directly at: asociacionfaunatura@gmail.com

Once again, Thank you for your help!

Faunatura members and volunteers during a scientific ringing.
Faunatura members and volunteers during a scientific ringing.

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