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Conservation

Opwall’s 12 Days of Conservation

Opwall’s 12 Days of Conservation

7th January 2020 by Beth Newark

Over the last few weeks we’ve been sharing our Opwall 12 Days of Conservation – stories about conservation success and ideas from Opwall teams world wide!   Day 1: Pushing back against oil palm in Borneo! Day 2: Overhunting in Honduras Cloud…

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Jungle, Mud, Caimans and a PhD: Why I decided to do a PhD Project studying the Ecology of Dwarf Caimans (Genus Paleosuchus) in the Amazon Rainforest.

Jungle, Mud, Caimans and a PhD: Why I decided to do a PhD Project studying the Ecology of Dwarf Caimans (Genus Paleosuchus) in the Amazon Rainforest.

10th December 2019 by Frederico M. Barroso

Written by and photos courtesy of Frederico M. Barroso While most young children soon outgrow their “dinosaur phase”, it is safe to say that I never quite did so. Grown on a healthy diet of abundant outdoor play sprinkled with ad libitum…

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Tarsier spotting in the Indonesian jungle

Tarsier spotting in the Indonesian jungle

29th November 2019 by Bethany Richmond

Written by Bethany Richmond Photos courtesy of Amy Dixon I had been looking forward to this evening all week – the evening we were going tarsier spotting! We had heard them calling to each other in the trees all around camp during…

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Science Corner – Monitoring threats to mammals in the cloud forests of Cusuco National Park

Science Corner – Monitoring threats to mammals in the cloud forests of Cusuco National Park

4th November 2019 by Hannah Hoskins

Written by and photos courtesy of Hannah Hoskins Cusuco National Park, North West Honduras, June 2010. I had just finished the first year of my undergraduate degree studying Natural Sciences, a subject I had chosen as it gave me scope to pick…

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Calakmul goes digital! A field-report on our new data entry system in our forest site, Mexico

Calakmul goes digital! A field-report on our new data entry system in our forest site, Mexico

25th October 2019 by Jose Nobrega

Words and photos courtesy of Jose Nobrega Data… one of the most valuable things we get after each season. Data entry… whilst being one of the most important activities to be done on-site, it is also one of the biggest sources of…

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Education for Sustainability – Singapore American School

Education for Sustainability – Singapore American School

25th October 2019 by Dr. Martha Began Crawford

Words and photos courtesy of Dr. Martha Began Crawford     Part I.  The Case of Lauren Pong’s Education for Sustainability Lauren Pong, suited up in the photograph above is a first-generation American teenager whose parents are from China.  During childhood, Lauren…

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Macaques – Labundo’s best frenemy

Macaques – Labundo’s best frenemy

13th September 2019 by Panji Akbar

Words courtesy of  Panji Akbar Photos courtesy of Amy Dixon Labundo-bundo, Indonesia 15-07-2019 Just like the other classic conservation story in other parts of the world, the relationship between Buton Macaque (Macaca ochreata brunnescens) and farmer in Buton island are not peaceful….

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Honduras – Are we contributing to noise pollution when we dive on coral reefs?

Honduras – Are we contributing to noise pollution when we dive on coral reefs?

4th April 2019 by Kieran McCloskey

Written by Kieran McCloskey Photos Courtesy of Kieran McCloskey & Dan Exton You would be surprised by how noisy the underwater environment really is. Whale songs and dolphin clicks are well known to the general public, but marine mammals are not the…

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Honduras – Rebuilding the Caribbean One Sea Urchin at a Time

Honduras – Rebuilding the Caribbean One Sea Urchin at a Time

28th February 2019 by Max Bodmer

Written by Dr Max Bodmer Photos courtesy of David Exton and Carol Battram Published in The Marine Biologist magazine Since the birth of the package holiday, sea urchins have wreaked havoc with the appendages of holidaymakers. For most people the waters of…

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Why is the Wallacea region so biologically interesting?

Why is the Wallacea region so biologically interesting?

1st February 2019 by Daniel Moore

Written by Daniel Moore The Wallacea region, that area of Indonesia marked by the Wallacea line to the West and the Lydekker line to the East and including Sulawesi, Timor and Lombok, is one of the most biologically interesting areas in the…

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