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Expedition Diaries

Gondwana Game Reserve – A dream come true for a dissertation student

Gondwana Game Reserve – A dream come true for a dissertation student

27th September 2019 by Justine Thompson

Six weeks away from home collecting data for a master’s dissertation sounded like a life time but before I knew it my time in Gondwana was coming to an end. South Africa was always a dream to me from a young age…

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When in Romania…

When in Romania…

20th September 2019 by Krisztina Csiki

Words and photos courtesy of Krisztina Csiki As a Swedish master student with Transylvanian roots, I expected my dissertation journey with Operation Wallacea in Transylvania to be a fairly familiar experience. This has proved to be both true and false. During my…

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Bau Bau Marine Site, Indonesia – A day in the life

Bau Bau Marine Site, Indonesia – A day in the life

6th September 2019 by Jessica Bouron

Words and photos courtesy of Jessica Bouron This summer I went on a two week expedition with Operation Wallacea to one of their marine sites in Indonesia. It was the most amazing experience, with each day being more exciting than the last,…

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Mexico – Wrath of the ‘Fertile-Ants’

Mexico – Wrath of the ‘Fertile-Ants’

8th February 2019 by Laura Kahane

Written by Laura Kahane Cover photo courtesy of Florian Schulz Neuro-toxic venomous snakes, big cats, and being waste deep in a croc ridden Aguada – where do I begin to recount my stand-out moments from Mexico 2018? This is my 3rd consecutive…

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Honduras – Sorpresa!

Honduras – Sorpresa!

25th January 2019 by Christina Hunt

Written by and Photos Courtesy of Christina Hunt There are new discoveries to be made every time we go for a snorkel or SCUBA dive. These don’t have to be news-worthy discoveries such as finding a new and previously undescribed species. Personal…

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Honduras – A Crash Course in Cusuco!

Honduras – A Crash Course in Cusuco!

18th January 2019 by Birk Stilund Hansen

Written by Birk Stilund Hansen Photos courtesy of Birk Stilund Hansen and Karoline Møgelvang Have you ever surveyed for snakes, dung beetles and mammals in a prime forest, where terrestrial life becomes widely diversified as you embark upon a single hike? And…

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Madagascar – Star Speckled Skies and Nocturnal Lemurs

Madagascar – Star Speckled Skies and Nocturnal Lemurs

11th January 2019 by Monika Goralczyk

Words and photos courtesy of Monika Goralczyk Writing this blog post reminds me of the time when I stood at the airport in Antananarivo ready to be amazed by the island I had always dreamt to visit. In my head, I built…

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Indonesia – Life in the forest

Indonesia – Life in the forest

4th January 2019 by Alexandra Nunns

Written by Alexandra Nunns Photo Courtesy of Sophie Harrad Having flown halfway across the world alone, I checked in to ibis Makassar, and met my first peer- Ester- in the hotel room. We were shy initially but excited, and commented on the…

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Madagascar – A day in the Malagasy forest!

Madagascar – A day in the Malagasy forest!

28th December 2018 by Coral Chell

Words and photos courtesy Coral Chell (6 week dissertation student) This summer I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to go to Opwall’s Madagascar forest site for 6 weeks (That’s right, 6 weeks without internet! And you know what? It’s the…

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Transylvania – Bears, Bears, Bears!

Transylvania – Bears, Bears, Bears!

21st December 2018 by Sian Green

Words and photos courtesy of Sian Green Cover photo courtesy of Ben Porter Public attitudes can hugely impact the success of conservation efforts. Our perceptions of a species can be greatly influenced by our culture and even by the way animals are…

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