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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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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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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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Science Snacks: Turtles in Akumal Bay, Mexico

Science Snacks: Turtles in Akumal Bay, Mexico

29th January 2021 by Beth Newark

Paper Title: Report on the Monitoring of Green Sea Turtles and Sea Grasses in Akumal Bay Mexico 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…

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Field Notes Entry 1: Dr Tom Martin

Field Notes Entry 1: Dr Tom Martin

18th January 2021 by Beth Newark

Bio: Tom is a conservation scientist with a broad range of research interests, having completed over 20 expeditions in nine countries. He joined his first Operation Wallacea expedition in 2005, when he completed his undergraduate dissertation examining the impacts of anthropogenic disturbance…

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Science Snacks: Amphibian chytrid fungus in rainwater

Science Snacks: Amphibian chytrid fungus in rainwater

14th January 2021 by Beth Newark

  Paper Title: Presence of amphibian chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) in rainwater suggests aerial dispersal is possible 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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Science Snacks: Climate Change & the Bird Community of Cusuco National Park, Honduras

Science Snacks: Climate Change & the Bird Community of Cusuco National Park, Honduras

14th January 2021 by Beth Newark

  Paper Title: Elevational changes in the avian community of a Mesoamerican cloud forest park 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: Cloud…

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