James borrell is a conservation scientist and science communicator, with a particular interest in how species adapt to changing climate.

Expedition Update: Omani Scientists

Hi there (Asalaam allickum),

We are having a lot of fun joining the expedition, the walks and trapping are all new for our Omani students and rangers. They are enjoying their time out in the desert (Al  Hashman) learning new techniques and surviving the desert. The students are learning from the locals how to navigate through the desert, how to cook local meals and making new friends with the expedition members. For me I am enjoying my time outdoors, but being in the desert is something else.

One last note, we the Omani football team beat the English team 6-1. Woow. Yah.

Best wishes (maa alsalaamah).

Waheed Al-Fazari (Wildlife Biologist)

Hi there,

I am Abdualrhman a biologist for the Conservation of the Environment in Oman. We are enjoying our time with the rest of BSES and learning a lot of new things that has given us good experience in the field.  Also the other Omani members have a lot of fun and we hope BSES expeditions don’t stop coming to Oman.

One last thing, for the first time in my life I walked 13 km 🙂

Best Wishes,

Abdulrhman Al-Owisi

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