Check out Ex Situ, our new online lecture series, by clicking here.

Marvellous Manatees

Marvellous Manatees

9th September 2020 by Christina Hunt

Whenever we visited the site of La Ensenada in Tela bay, Honduras we always told the students about the legendary manatee that was once spotted there. There was no photo evidence, so none of us believed it. But last summer, all of that changed. …

Read More
What’s in a name? Species identification and conservation efforts

What’s in a name? Species identification and conservation efforts

8th September 2020 by Darren O'Connell & Tom Martin

In a recent letter in the journal Science we examined the potential conflicts between the time it can take to obtain the type specimens necessary to describe new species, and the need to provide effective conservation actions for undescribed species at immediate…

Read More
Calakmul goes digital… again! Generating biodiversity data from home using previous opportunistic records through iNaturalist

Calakmul goes digital… again! Generating biodiversity data from home using previous opportunistic records through iNaturalist

28th May 2020 by José António L. Barão-Nóbrega

Written by José António L. Barão-Nóbrega, photos courtesy of José António L. Barão-Nóbrega, Sophie Elliott, Sara Ferreiro Carballal, Josh Phangurha, and Ciara Loughrey If you are like me and love being out in the field you might have experienced a series of…

Read More
Opwall Mexico & the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Amphibian and Reptile Group – an unlikely connection

Opwall Mexico & the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Amphibian and Reptile Group – an unlikely connection

30th January 2020 by Josh Phangurha

In June 2019 I headed to the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve (Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico) with Opwall as one of the expedition herpetologists. This would be my second expedition with Opwall, as I also attended an expedition back in 2018 to the Buton Island…

Read More
Opwall’s 12 Days of Conservation

Opwall’s 12 Days of Conservation

7th January 2020 by Beth Newark

Over the last few weeks we’ve been sharing our Opwall 12 Days of Conservation – stories about conservation success and ideas from Opwall teams world wide!   Day 1: Pushing back against oil palm in Borneo! Day 2: Overhunting in Honduras Cloud…

Read More
Jungle, Mud, Caimans and a PhD: Why I decided to do a PhD Project studying the Ecology of Dwarf Caimans (Genus Paleosuchus) in the Amazon Rainforest.

Jungle, Mud, Caimans and a PhD: Why I decided to do a PhD Project studying the Ecology of Dwarf Caimans (Genus Paleosuchus) in the Amazon Rainforest.

10th December 2019 by Frederico M. Barroso

Written by and photos courtesy of Frederico M. Barroso While most young children soon outgrow their “dinosaur phase”, it is safe to say that I never quite did so. Grown on a healthy diet of abundant outdoor play sprinkled with ad libitum…

Read More
Tarsier spotting in the Indonesian jungle

Tarsier spotting in the Indonesian jungle

29th November 2019 by Bethany Richmond

Written by Bethany Richmond Photos courtesy of Amy Dixon I had been looking forward to this evening all week – the evening we were going tarsier spotting! We had heard them calling to each other in the trees all around camp during…

Read More
Our week in Labundo!

Our week in Labundo!

15th November 2019 by Katie Robertson

Written by Katie Robertson Photos courtesy of Josh Phangurha & Emily Anderson On Friday the 12th of July our group embarked on one of the most exciting and thrilling adventures, but also one of the most challenging and terrifying experiences some of…

Read More
Science Corner – Monitoring threats to mammals in the cloud forests of Cusuco National Park

Science Corner – Monitoring threats to mammals in the cloud forests of Cusuco National Park

4th November 2019 by Hannah Hoskins

Written by and photos courtesy of Hannah Hoskins Cusuco National Park, North West Honduras, June 2010. I had just finished the first year of my undergraduate degree studying Natural Sciences, a subject I had chosen as it gave me scope to pick…

Read More
Calakmul goes digital! A field-report on our new data entry system in our forest site, Mexico

Calakmul goes digital! A field-report on our new data entry system in our forest site, Mexico

25th October 2019 by Jose Nobrega

Words and photos courtesy of Jose Nobrega Data… one of the most valuable things we get after each season. Data entry… whilst being one of the most important activities to be done on-site, it is also one of the biggest sources of…

Read More
Education for Sustainability – Singapore American School

Education for Sustainability – Singapore American School

25th October 2019 by Dr. Martha Began Crawford

Words and photos courtesy of Dr. Martha Began Crawford     Part I.  The Case of Lauren Pong’s Education for Sustainability Lauren Pong, suited up in the photograph above is a first-generation American teenager whose parents are from China.  During childhood, Lauren…

Read More
Our Third year on Silba Island, Croatia

Our Third year on Silba Island, Croatia

18th October 2019 by Lisa Böhm

Written by Lisa Böhm Photos courtesy of Kirtan Shah and Lisa Böhm “Dobar dan”, as the locals greet you on this island when they are passing by. We started the 3rd year of the Croatia Opwall (Cropwall) marine site, and this time…

Read More
Wallace House, Old Bolingbroke, Spilsby, Lincolnshire PE23 4EX, UK
| +44 (0) 1790 763194 | info@opwall.com