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Welcome to the Zegrahm Expeditions resources page! Here you will find inspiration for your next adventure and information from your last adventure, produced by our field leaders, Seattle office staff, and contributing writers. From blog posts and field reports (daily recaps of a past expeditions with images) to photo galleries and videos, explore your world from our perspective.

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South Georgia pintail
October 16, 2012
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With the largest concentrations of penguins, seals, and albatross to be found anywhere on the planet, South Georgia has been dubbed, “The Serengeti of the Southern Ocean.” And, while large birdlife usually takes center stage on South Georgia, the island was once a thriving small-bird community as well, comprised of storm petrels, prions, blue petrels, and pipits. However, with the introduction of rats by whalers and sealers, the small-bird population is being devastated as the rodents burrow...

Giving Back
April 22, 2013
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In addition to our recent donation to help build a larger enclosure for Nonong at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center on our February 2013 Brunei to Bali expedition, we have also given to other communities on our travels through the South Pacific and Central America. 
 
On our recent Faces of Melanesia expedition, in each of the villages we visited, we presented the locals with a box of school supplies. After...
Children in the Wilderness
June 2, 2011
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As part of our 2010 “World of Thanks” donation, Zegrahm sponsored a camp for Zambia’s Children in the Wilderness program.

It’s all happening here on the banks of the Luangwa River! We’ve come to remote eastern Zambia to join in with this year's Children in the Wilderness (CITW) program, hosted by Wilderness Safaris at Kalamu Lodge. Now in its 10th season, this inspirational conservation-cum-social upliftment project aims to safeguard the future of Africa’s...

Wandering Albatross
October 20, 2002
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The albatross is one of nature's true wonders. These seabirds can soar for hours, riding on the wind, ranging for thousands of miles over open ocean. The wandering albatross, the largest seabird in the world, remains at sea for years before returning to land to nest. For centuries, sailors considered these birds sacrosanct; to kill an albatross was to court disaster.

A cruel irony, then, that oceangoing fishermen are now responsible for drastic declines in 17 different albatross...

Przewalski's Horses, Mongolia
January 14, 2009
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Mongolian wild horses—or Przewalski horses—came dangerously close to extinction due to hunting and competition with domestic stock. Had it not been for a number of individuals that were taken to zoos in various parts of the world, they would have been lost forever. Thanks to the dedicated conservation efforts of the Hustai National Park Trust, Przewalski horses were reintroduced to the park in 1992 and recent figures put the population at nearly 200 horses.

Together with Mark Brazil...

Black-Browed Albatross
April 20, 2007
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Zegrahm Expeditions cofounders Peter Harrison and Jack Grove are frequent leaders on trips to remote destinations near and dear to their hearts—Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands, and the Galápagos. These regions are among the planet’s richest in terms of marine, bird, and wildlife species and numbers, and both are in serious need of ecological protection.

Peter has long been a passionate advocate for the Southern Ocean’s iconic albatross—the world’s largest, the...

Henderson Lorikeet
September 13, 2011
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As part of our 2010 “World of Thanks” donation, Zegrahm contributed to a large restoration project designed to help save the endemic bird species of Henderson Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Part of the Pitcairn Island group in the South Pacific, Henderson is one of the most remote islands on the planet, and home to unique birds found nowhere else on Earth, including the Henderson fruit-dove, Henderson lorikeet, Henderson crake, Henderson reed-warbler, and Henderson petrel.

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Children in the Wilderness
June 7, 2011
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As part of our 2010 “World of Thanks” donation, Zegrahm sponsored a camp for Zambia’s Children in the Wilderness program.

Well it is hard to believe but the camp is over! The children left this morning, singing their sweet ways out of Kalamu Lagoon Lodge. It was rather sad to see them go. After arriving as shy, soft-spoken tortoises hiding in their shells, their spirits gradually caught on fire during the course of the program and their now joyous, playful...

Children in the Wilderness
December 31, 2010
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Happy New Year! It has become our new tradition to make a donation—in your name, our esteemed and loyal travelers, travel advisors, and friends—at the end of each year to an organization that is doing charitable work in a region we visit, or for a cause we support. This year, we decided to leave the decision-making up to you. We chose three organizations and asked our travelers, via e-mail, to choose their favorite cause and then divided up our donation dollars based on the number...

Bengal Tiger
September 22, 2010
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Since 1997, we have made almost yearly trips to both Bandhavgrah and Kanha National Parks in eastern India to seek out the rare Bengal tiger. And while this elusive creature is the star attraction, there is an abundance of other wildlife within the parks that amazes visitors with their beauty and abundance. Yet, due to the overwhelming demand from Westerners to see the tigers, local guides are typically only versed in tiger ecology and have limited knowledge of the park’s slew of other...

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