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Aguadas, Crocodiles and the Mayan Jungle – PhD adventures of a Portuguese biologist in Mexico

Aguadas, Crocodiles and the Mayan Jungle – PhD adventures of a Portuguese biologist in Mexico

4th June 2019 by Jose Nobrega

Written by Jose Nobrega Pursuing a career in crocodilian research and conservation has been a bumpy ride. But that is what I am passionate about. From a very early age I knew that I wanted to “run off to the tropics” and…

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Finding new bird species in Sulawesi – retrospective on a PhD with Operation Wallacea Indonesia

Finding new bird species in Sulawesi – retrospective on a PhD with Operation Wallacea Indonesia

3rd May 2019 by Darren O’Connell

Written by Darren O’Connell Almost as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to be a Zoologist. Growing up on a steady diet of Attenborough documents, I dreamed of exploring new lands, discovering weird and wonderful species. I wanted to be 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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Photo Competition Winners 2018!

Photo Competition Winners 2018!

22nd January 2019 by Olivia Farman

We are happy to announce the winners of our 2018 photo competition! Thank you to Dr Jonathan Kolby for judging the competition! Jon has worked at our Honduras terrestrial site and set up HARCC (the Honduras Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Centre)  …

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Indonesia – Dog Blog!

Indonesia – Dog Blog!

26th October 2018 by Carys Cunningham

Written by Carys Cunningham Photos Courtesy of Carys Cunningham & Arthur Arfian Opwall’s largest site, the biggest numbers we have ever had, 6 forest camps to run – surely there is no more time for our Indonesia management team to spare in…

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Madagascar – Stitch Sainte Luce

Madagascar – Stitch Sainte Luce

18th May 2018 by Emma Thurley

Written by Emma Thurley (SEED Madagascar) For the past five years Project Stitch Sainte Luce, run by SEED Madagascar, has provided embroidery training to 21 women in Sainte Luce. By drawing inspiration from the diverse local wildlife and natural landscapes, women are…

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Photo Competition Winners 2017!

Photo Competition Winners 2017!

22nd February 2018 by

Back in November we held our photo competition and we’re really happy to announce the winners! It was a hard fought battle but these are our winners as chosen by Dr Erica McAlister. We also asked her to make a short comment…

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Mexico – A Snappy Update!

Mexico – A Snappy Update!

6th February 2018 by José António Nóbrega

At our forest site in Calakmul Biosphere Reserve (Campeche, Mexico) water occurs in low density and mostly in the form of aguadas (semi-temporary natural ponds sustained by rainfall) during the majority of the year, and part of our research there is to…

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Honduras – Tela Bay is protected!

Honduras – Tela Bay is protected!

6th February 2018 by Max Bodmer

This week we have received some fantastic news from our partners and friends at Tela Marine Research Centre in Honduras! In their first meeting of 2018, the Honduran Congress discussed the creation of ‘El Refugio de Vida Silvestre Marino de Tela’, and…

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