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Day in the Life at Gondwana Research Station

Day in the Life at Gondwana Research Station

1st July 2022 by Abby Bruce

My morning hot shower is followed by coffee and cornflakes to sustain me for the morning’s activity. I stash some fruit for mid-morning snacks in my day bag alongside my camera and binoculars, sunscreen, and woolly hat (the weather is pretty interchangeable…

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Let’s find out what you couldn’t live without…

Let’s find out what you couldn’t live without…

31st May 2022 by Emma Whalley

At the start of our ‘Expedition Prep’ week at the beginning of May, I asked our UK Office Team to bring in their must have item that isn’t on the kit list! As always, they lived up to all expectations and delivered…

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Our Green Turtle Project

Our Green Turtle Project

20th May 2022 by Emily Wilkinson

Our Green Turtle Project It’s World Turtle Day! So, we thought we’d take this opportunity to talk to you about the research we are conducting on a population of immature green sea turtles in Mexico. As you probably know, sea turtles (like…

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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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5 Lesser Known Primates

5 Lesser Known Primates

1st April 2022 by Emily Wilkinson

The order Primates is made up of mammals from the human, ape, monkey, lemur, tarsier and loris families. The primate families differ in many ways but share several characteristics. For example, the size of a primate’s brain in relation to body weight…

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The Different Types of Forest

The Different Types of Forest

25th March 2022 by Emily Wilkinson

Forests take up about 30% of the Earth’s land area and are home to over 80% of the World’s terrestrial species. There are more than 60,000 tree species within these forests, and it is thought there are still many more to find….

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10 Easy Ways to Conserve Water

10 Easy Ways to Conserve Water

23rd March 2022 by Emily Wilkinson

World Water Day 2022 is on March 22nd so we thought we’d give you 10 easy ways to conserve water in your home. Not only does conserving water save you money on your bills each month but reducing waste and managing the…

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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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Field Notes Entry 22: Karen Rodriguez

Field Notes Entry 22: Karen Rodriguez

4th January 2022 by Beth Newark

Bio: Karen Rodriguez is Vice President of Program Operations at Kiss the Ground. Originally from Guatemala, Karen grew up in California and followed a deep love of food into the restaurant industry. Through this work, she learned an incredible amount from chefs,…

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