by RGSIBG 33 views
For eight months of the year, the 'Chadar', a gorge deeper than the Grand Canyon with temperatures as low as -30°C, is the only way in or out of the remote Himalayan kingdom of Zanskar.
This team travelled through the Chadar in winter to document its role in Zanskar life and to start an educational radio service to enable the children of this isolated region to receive year round education.
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The elusive Moluccan Woodcock, first documented by Alfred Russel Wallace 150 years ago, has since been recorded just 10 times. Eden, John and team take the first photographs of the worlds largest woodcock, and record several other taxa of bird that appear to be new to science.
by RGSIBG 134 views
Undergraduate student Phoebe Mottram travelled to the sacred forests of Madagascar, fast becoming important on global horizons with successful community conservation based, not around policy and law, but localised spiritual taboos. In this century of resource over-use and sustainable development, Phoebe looks at the threats facing these Malagasy conservation triumphs.
Ralph Brown Expedition Award recipient Helen Findlay talks about geographical research in the Arctic
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Dr Helen Findlay travelled to the Arctic, an area at the forefront of climate change, undergoing dramatic increases in temperature and rapidly becoming affected by ocean acidification. Helen talks about the challenges of carrying out fieldwork in this extreme climate.
by RGSIBG 316 views
PhD students from the University of Cambridge carried out research on three active volcanos in Chile. The team talk about the importance of their research, their collaborations with local experts and the research techniques they used in the field.
Geographical Fieldwork Grant recipients from Durham University talk about their fieldwork in Iceland
by RGSIBG 155 views
Undergraduate students from Durham University carried out glaciological fieldwork in Iceland for their undergraduate dissertations. Tom Dowling, the Principal Investigator, talks about the challenges of accessing remote glaciers and carrying out fieldwork in extreme weather conditions.
Find out more about the Geographical Fieldwork Grants at
by LandRoverUK 17,387 views
Visit http://www.rgs.org/landroverbursary and submit your application by November 30th, 2012.
Land Rover and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) are offering adventurers a bursary up to £30,000 to take a journey beyond their limits and boundaries, with a Land Rover Defender 110 as an integral part of the expedition.
by RGSIBG 4,540 views
Journey of a Lifetime is a grant of £4,000 for an original and inspiring journey anywhere in the world, awarded to those with a curiosity about the world and the desire to communicate with a wider audience.
The winner receives radio and broadcast training from the BBC, and records their journey for a BBC Radio 4 documentary.
The award inspires interest in the people and places of the world and enables people to go on a dream journey of a lifetime.
Find out more: www.rgs.org/JourneyofaLifetime
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Film by Dave Waldman