Hydro Flask, LifeStraw, Osprey, and Páramo are the supporting wind beneath innovative conservation project’s wings thanks to generous kit donations.
This month, Conservation Without Borders embarks on its latest project, Flight of the Osprey. Biologist and adventurer, Sacha Dench, alongside a team of like-minded conservationists, will begin in the UK and travel 10,000 km to Africa via 14 countries accompanying the osprey on its autumn migration.
Vicky Swyer, Marketing Manager at Osprey Europe who provided Transporter 65 duffels for the team says: “Osprey Packs was founded in 1974 by Mike Pfotenhauer. It was named after the bird of prey because the osprey was his favourite bird and, at the time, it was becoming endangered. This project has a perfect natural synergy with the brand and we’re proud to support Sacha Dench and her team”
This epic journey across rising seas and vast deserts will aim to gather vital data on the threats faced by this bird of prey and other migratory species. The project offers a true bird’s eye perspective of trans-continental species migration. It promises to ignite new initiatives, leaving the public inspired and empowered about the global conservation impact of local efforts.
International Sales Manager for supporting brand LifeStraw, Patrick Meier, says: “It’s an honour for LifeStraw to support the Flight of the Osprey operation. Our portable water filters, like the LifeStraw Personal which will be used by Sacha and her team, have the power to offset thousands of single-use plastic bottles and therefore reduce human impact on the planet, which is one of the main threats to the survival of the Osprey.”
Flight of the Osprey is supported by high-profile individuals including Dame Judi Dench, Joanna Lumley, Sir David Attenborough, and Sir Ranulph Fiennes.
Renowned outdoor brands, Hydro Flask vacuum insulated water bottles, LifeStraw lifesaving water filtration devices, pack brand Osprey Europe, and high-performance, ethical clothing brand Páramo are all supporting Sacha and her team with essential gear as they battle the elements over the next four months.
Tom Snee, Head of Sales at Páramo, the clothing sponsor for this expedition, says: “We're delighted to once again be supporting the vitally important conservation work that Sacha and her team are carrying out with Flight of the Osprey. For thirty years, Páramo has been keeping people warm, dry and comfortable as they undertake momentous challenges around the world, it’s at the heart of our ethos!".