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Expedition Diaries

Mexico – Turtle and Seagrass Monitoring in Akumal Bay

Mexico – Turtle and Seagrass Monitoring in Akumal Bay

30th November 2018 by Daniella Marston

Words and photos courtesy of Daniella Marston I am a BSc Geography student at the University of Birmingham, passionate about marine conservation. After working with Loggerhead Sea Turtle (C. caretta) hatchlings in Kefalonia last summer, I have been fortunate enough to gain a…

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Indonesia – Seeing a family of Macaques

Indonesia – Seeing a family of Macaques

23rd November 2018 by Alexandra Barnetson

Written by Alexandra Barnetson Photos courtesy of Dr Nancy Priston Operation Wallacea 2018 has been the most amazing, life changing experience I have ever had, it has given me so many life skills that I am so excited to take from this…

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Ecuador – Project weeks 3 to 5

Ecuador – Project weeks 3 to 5

9th November 2018 by Sophia Wood

Words and photos courtesy of Sophia Wood (Deputy Country Manager for Ecuador 2018) Week 3 Bringing in two school groups at a time always makes for a bit of an interesting social experiment. Sometimes, the two mix like they had always known…

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Madagascar – mist netting and elephants’ nests

Madagascar – mist netting and elephants’ nests

2nd November 2018 by Alexandra Birtles

Written by Alexandra Birtles These are the extremes of my time as a volunteer research assistant in Madagascar – two weeks spent in the forest in Mariarano and two weeks marine in Nosy Be. The early morning mist netting with Solohery was…

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Croatia – herps, bats, birds, mammals and fish!

Croatia – herps, bats, birds, mammals and fish!

19th October 2018 by Eve Woehrling

Written by Eve Woehrling Without doubt, the hardest part of writing about the Croatia trip is thinking of which part to write about. The sheer quantity of activity we have done in less than a week is crazy (the group’s collective mentality…

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South Africa – day in the life of a Gondwana research assistant

South Africa – day in the life of a Gondwana research assistant

12th October 2018 by Billy Goldstraw

Written by Billy Goldstraw Photos courtesy of Jamie Chu After a gruelling 5 hour airport transfer we finally arrived at Gondwana Reserve, we were met by the camp staff and the refreshing icy chill of the South African winter. I instantly recognised…

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Dominica – A thorough introduction to tropical ecology

Dominica – A thorough introduction to tropical ecology

8th October 2018 by Ian Thornhill

Written by and Photos Courtesy Ian Thornhill Within the Rosalie River valley, close to the Atlantic coast of Dominica, there is a place where three rivers meet. These rivers are the Stuart’s, the Clarke’s (or locally Cacao) and the Brown’s. Together they…

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Ecuador – Project weeks 1 and 2

Ecuador – Project weeks 1 and 2

28th September 2018 by Sophia Wood

Written by Sophia Wood (Deputy Country Manager for Ecuador 2018) Photos courtesy of Dan Ward Arrival Our shapes were already blurred by dusk by the time we were loading the canoes. We fumbled to pack rucksacks, whiteboards, buckets, and nets into a…

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Peru – Geology Rocks, but Biology is Life

Peru – Geology Rocks, but Biology is Life

21st September 2018 by Kathryn Christinsen

Written by and photos courtesy of Kathryn Christinsen This summer I spent nearly three weeks in Peru on the Pacaya – Samiria National Reserve helping biologists collect data through surveys. With no exaggeration, I can say it was simply indescribable and eye-opening….

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Croatia – Opwall in Skradin (Week 1)

Croatia – Opwall in Skradin (Week 1)

24th August 2018 by Jo Fitzwilliams

It is week one and our Research Assistants and group from the German School in Helsinki arrived in Split safe and sound. We boarded the bus to the research base at the terrestrial site but we would not go there straight away…

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