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Why should you visit a Cloud Forest?

Why should you visit a Cloud Forest?

28th November 2022 by Emily Wilkinson

Cloud forests (also known as montane rainforests) are an extremely fascinating type of ecosystem with a diverse range of species and conditions found nowhere else on the planet. Very few people know about these amazing and unique forests, and even fewer have…

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Putting the FUN in fundraising!

Putting the FUN in fundraising!

25th November 2022 by Francesca Anderson

Excited about the idea of travelling across the world to help with conservation research on some of the most vulnerable areas on earth, but also daunted by the cost of the expedition? It is a scary amount at first but there are…

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Croatia – That’s a Wrap!

Croatia – That’s a Wrap!

15th November 2022 by Susie Stockwell

Written by and photos courtesy of Susie Stockwell, bird team member and author of #itsawildlife blog And just like that, we hit the finish line – a milestone that concludes the six-week-long field season for the team at Operation Wallacea’s Croatia project…

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Croatia – Learning How to Learn

Croatia – Learning How to Learn

15th November 2022 by Susie Stockwell

Written by Susie Stockwell, bird team member and author of #itsawildlife blog Photos courtesy of Alex Tozer   Operation Wallacea is all about building skills and expanding experiences for students in a meaningful way – so that all participants can contribute to…

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Croatia – What a Catch!

Croatia – What a Catch!

15th November 2022 by Susie Stockwell

Written by Susie Stockwell, bird team member and author of #itsawildlife blog Photos courtesy of Susie Stockwell and L. Crowley   While the mist nets we use on the Operation Wallacea Croatia project are designed to catch smaller song birds, it doesn’t…

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Croatia – Knocking on Wood

Croatia – Knocking on Wood

11th November 2022 by Susie Stockwell

Written by and photos courtesy of Susie Stockwell, bird team member and author of #itsawildlife blog One of the most exciting catches for the bird team in Croatia 2022 were the woodpeckers. Not only can these birds be much larger than many…

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Croatia – A Bird in Hand

Croatia – A Bird in Hand

11th November 2022 by Susie Stockwell

Written by and photo courtesy of Susie Stockwell, bird team member and author of #itsawildlife blog I’m sure you’ve heard it said about birds in the hand… worth two in the bush! Well, in the case of monitoring birds – the saying…

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Hair and Skin Care at a Marine Site

Hair and Skin Care at a Marine Site

11th November 2022 by Emily Wilkinson

You might be wondering why on Earth we are posting a blog about hair and skin care at a marine site. Yes, it is true that for some people repeatedly getting in the water can dry their hair out, and that skin…

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A Day in the Life at our Marine Site in Mexico

A Day in the Life at our Marine Site in Mexico

3rd November 2022 by Emily Wilkinson

Written by Emily Wilkinson Photos courtesy of Oscar Paulinski   Before you head out on expedition you know what you are going to be up to in a broad sense – you have your research objectives and/or you know what course you…

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Croatia – When it Rains it Pours

Croatia – When it Rains it Pours

3rd November 2022 by Susie Stockwell

Written by and photos courtesy of Susie Stockwell – bird team member and author of #itsawildlife blog Mist-netting for birds can be a little bit like Christmas. You set up the tree, people bring you presents – and it’s exciting because you…

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Croatia – Meet the Locals

Croatia – Meet the Locals

2nd November 2022 by Susie Stockwell

Written by and photos courtesy of Susie Stockwell – bird team member and author of #itsawildlife blog Another survey season has kicked off at Operation Wallacea’s Croatia project for 2022. The project undertakes surveys across a wide range of taxa: from reptiles…

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Croatia – A Night in the Life of a Bat Scientist

Croatia – A Night in the Life of a Bat Scientist

2nd November 2022 by Morgan Hughes

Written by and photos courtesy of Morgan Hughes I’m back in the UK as I write this, after my 2nd season as Lead Bat Scientist for OpWall’s research station in Krka National Park, Croatia. While we’re at camp, the days (and nights) are…

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