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Top Eco-Friendly Kit Ideas

Top Eco-Friendly Kit Ideas

12th May 2022 by Emma Whalley

On our kit lists we ask and encourage our volunteers to bring eco-friendly, biodegradable products: Biodegradable soap/shampoo – Please only bring biodegradable soaps to minimise impact on the environment – most bathing in the forest is done in or beside the river. Insect…

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All the gear but no idea…yet

All the gear but no idea…yet

25th April 2022 by Emma Whalley

A guide to buying dive equipment So, you’re finally taking the plunge and learning how to dive but you’re not sure what equipment you should buy. When you’re starting out as a scuba diver, it can be tricky to know when you…

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A Complete Guide to your Open Water Course

A Complete Guide to your Open Water Course

20th April 2022 by Emma Whalley

Do you want to learn how to scuba dive? Well let me tell you, learning how to scuba dive will be one of the most exciting, surreal, rewarding, brain-puzzling, action packed things you’ve ever done! Before you dive into the deep end,…

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The Impacts of COVID-19 on Publications

The Impacts of COVID-19 on Publications

14th April 2022 by Dr Dan Exton

The impacts of COVID-19 have been far reaching, and beyond the truly devastating impacts to health and livelihoods are a plethora of smaller, less obvious impacts affecting individual activities and professions. Those of us involved in fieldwork, whether as researchers or conservationists,…

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Field Notes Entry 23: Dr. Nick Askew

Field Notes Entry 23: Dr. Nick Askew

31st January 2022 by Beth Newark

Bio: Dr. Nick Askew is the Founder and Director of Conservation Careers, one of the biggest advice centres and job boards for conservationists in the world. Nick started his career as an ornithologist and his PhD and dissertation focused on the behavioural…

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A Word from our Founder

A Word from our Founder

1st December 2021 by Dr Tim Coles

Dear alumni and supporters of Opwall, Thank you for continuing to support our work through this challenging year. 2021 has been a turning point for Operation Wallacea and the way we work on conservation challenges worldwide. While there have been difficult times,…

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Science Snacks: Nesting behaviour of Natewa Silktail, Lamprolia klinesmithi

Science Snacks: Nesting behaviour of Natewa Silktail, Lamprolia klinesmithi

1st September 2021 by Beth Newark

Paper Title: Nesting behaviour of Natewa Silktail, Lamprolia klinesmithi 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.         Paper Summary: This paper documents…

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Science Snacks: The Biological Value of the Natewa Peninsula

Science Snacks: The Biological Value of the Natewa Peninsula

1st September 2021 by Beth Newark

Paper Title: The Biological value of the Natewa Peninsula 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.   Paper Summary: The Natewa Peninsula encompasses 55,000 ha…

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Field Notes Entry 16: Joe England

Field Notes Entry 16: Joe England

1st September 2021 by Beth Newark

Bio: Joe England is a British ornithologist who has worked with Opwall in Fiji since the site was established in 2017. He is deeply passionate about living a life aligned with protecting and loving the natural world, which shines through in all…

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Field Notes Entry 15: Sara Carlson

Field Notes Entry 15: Sara Carlson

1st September 2021 by Beth Newark

Bio: Sara Carlson moved to Fiji with her partner Matthew five years ago and has lived on the Natewa Peninsula ever since, including through the whole pandemic. Prior to the move, Sara helped jumpstart Opwall’s US office, and ran projects in Mexico,…

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