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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
And if you have any questions or suggestions do not hesitate to contact us directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Once again, Thank you for your help!