About Cactus Explorer


Cactus Explorer is a travel and environmental consulting agency based in South America. Leading guide and consultant, Stefan Burger, is an Australian naturalist and science communicator with a primary focus on desert ecology.

Stefans interest in cacti began at a young age and motivated him to visit exotic plant habitats in Peru, Argentina, Mexico, Madagascar, the United States and Chile, where he is currently based.

There are almost two thousand species of cacti throughout the Americas, of which many are now endangered. One goal of Cactus Explorer is to document the current status of cacti in habitat to support cactus biology research and conservation projects, in addition to providing responsible and safe eco-tourism to habitat.

The main objective of this website is to generate interest in the lives of cacti and the the extreme and diverse environments in which they live. Ultimately, our goal is to reduce ‘plant blindness’ while motivating and supporting current and future habitat conservation efforts. Our strategy for achieving this is to educate local communities, government bodies and corporations about these noble plants and their unique and important ecological contribution.

Contact Stefan directly via email thecactusexplorer@gmail.com or the contact page on this website if you have any comments, questions or are interested in visiting habitat. Also, please inform us of any cactus conservation efforts you may know of internationally – we are always interested in hearing about current projects to find out how we can support them.

You can also book Stefan for live an online presentations by contacting him directly. Sample presentation outlines can be found via this link.

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you in habitat soon.