Conservation

Field Notes Entry 10: Scott Sveiven

Field Notes Entry 10: Scott Sveiven

7th April 2021 by Beth Newark

Bio: Scott Sveiven is the Director of Opwall’s US office and the Country Manager for our Guyana expeditions. Originally from Minnesota, Scott started travelling the world and exploring his passion for wildlife biology from an early age. He went on to become…

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Field Notes Entry 9: Mo Johnson

Field Notes Entry 9: Mo Johnson

18th March 2021 by Beth Newark

Bio: Mo Johnson has run Opwall’s sales offices in SE Asia, Australia, and China since 2013, and runs our marine research site on Buton Island in Indonesia. Mo lives full time in Indonesia where Opwall has been running a reforestation project since…

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Field Notes Entry 8: Darren O’Connell

Field Notes Entry 8: Darren O’Connell

18th March 2021 by Beth Newark

Bio: Dr. Darren O’Connell is a molecular ecologist from Ireland focused on speciation. Darren completed his PhD with Opwall in Sulawesi and played a critical role in identifying the Wangi-wangi White-eye, an Indonesian bird new to science. Today, Darren is studying honey…

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Science Snacks: Diversification of a ‘great speciator’ in the Wallacea region

Science Snacks: Diversification of a ‘great speciator’ in the Wallacea region

17th March 2021 by Beth Newark

  Paper Title: Diversification of a ‘great speciator’ in the Wallacea region: differing responses of closely related resident and migratory kingfisher species (Aves: Alcedinidae: Todiramphus) Micro-podcast: If you would rather listen to the summary, check out episodes of our micro-podcast, Science Snacks,…

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Science Snacks: Citizen science in data and resource-limited areas

Science Snacks: Citizen science in data and resource-limited areas

17th March 2021 by Beth Newark

  Paper Title: Citizen science in data and resource-limited areas: A tool to detect long-term ecosystem changes Micro-podcast: If you would rather listen to the summary, check out episodes of our micro-podcast, Science Snacks, on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts.  …

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Field Notes Entry 7: Panji Gusti Akbar

Field Notes Entry 7: Panji Gusti Akbar

2nd March 2021 by Beth Newark

Bio: Panji Gusti Akbar is an ornithologist that worked with Opwall at our Sulawesi field site in Indonesia from 2017-2019. Panji became passionate about birds when he moved from the bustling capital city of Jakarta to the smaller town of Yogyakarta where…

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Nova Conservation: Creating a comprehensive database for eco-adventures & research opportunities

Nova Conservation: Creating a comprehensive database for eco-adventures & research opportunities

1st March 2021 by Beth Newark

Founded by conservation biologist Laura Marsh, Nova Conservation is a business that’s connecting people with conservation trips and experiences that give back to the environment. Laura has a background in Biology and Environmental Science with an expertise in birds. She has spent…

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Carbon Neutral 2021 Challenge – Will You Join Us?

Carbon Neutral 2021 Challenge – Will You Join Us?

26th February 2021 by Beth Newark

2020 was a tough year for everyone, and especially for rural communities that depend on tourism income, and conservationists blocked from traveling to develop critical projects around the world. However, it is still possible to make a difference for communities and conservation while…

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Field Notes Entry 6: Alex Tozer

Field Notes Entry 6: Alex Tozer

22nd February 2021 by Beth Newark

  Bio: Alex is the Director or Operations at Operation Wallacea. Alex first started working with Operation Wallacea in the summer of 2004, when he volunteered to work in a baking hot office in a dusty Honduran town for 3 months in…

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Field Notes Entry 5: Dr Tim Coles

Field Notes Entry 5: Dr Tim Coles

20th February 2021 by Beth Newark

  Bio: Dr. Tim Coles founded Operation Wallacea in 1995, and the Operation Wallacea Trust (Charity no. 1078362) in 1998. The idea behind the programme was to be able to fund academics to complete long term data sets as an alternative to…

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