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South Africa – Stars in my eyes

South Africa – Stars in my eyes

21st April 2017 by Adiel Cuschieri

Written by Adiel Cuschieri Photos Courtesy of James Orr and Roger Poland South Africa! Where do I even begin? Three weeks have so far flown by and I can honestly say that I never thought I could learn so much in such…

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Mexico – the caterpillar in the haterpillar

Mexico – the caterpillar in the haterpillar

7th April 2017 by Brinna Barlow

Written by Brinna Barlow Photo Courtesy of Andy Clark Each Monday evening in KM20 we run an opportunist herpetofauna walk (that’s reptiles and amphibians). I thoroughly enjoy these walks as they don’t get back too late and there is always a plethora…

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Mexico – Akumal Marine Protected Area

Mexico – Akumal Marine Protected Area

25th March 2017 by Dr Kathy Slater

Written by Dr Kathy Slater Photos courtesy of Akumal Dive Centre For the last 5 years Operation Wallacea has been operating in a small coastal town called Akumal that consists of extensive reefs, mangroves, lagoons, beaches with a high density of nesting…

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Women in Conservation Science

Women in Conservation Science

10th March 2017 by Dr Danielle Gilroy

Written by Dr Danielle Gilroy (Senior Scientist & Terrestrial Research Office for Operation Wallacea) I first became aware of a gender skew in academia during my Biology undergraduate degree. Among my course-mates it was clear that there were more female undergraduate students, but…

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South Africa – From School to the Wilderness

South Africa – From School to the Wilderness

24th February 2017 by Ethan Floro

Written by and photos courtesy of Ethan Floro Towards the end of last June, I embarked on a two week educational journey to Africa. The purpose of this trip was to take part in the Operation Wallacea initiative and this time around,…

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Madagascar – I can change!

Madagascar – I can change!

17th February 2017 by Katy Chapman

Written by Katy Chapman Photos Courtesy of Alex Tozer, Roger Poland, Marc Rabenenasa and Hannah Thomas Spring I spent six weeks this summer in Madagascar, getting data for my 3rd year undergrad dissertation, which was on colour change by chameleons in social…

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Indonesia – 3D Modelling an Artificial Reef

Indonesia – 3D Modelling an Artificial Reef

3rd February 2017 by Alejandro Usobiaga

Written by and photos courtesy of Alejandro Usobiaga   3D Modelling an Artificial Reef Artificial reefs have become an important tool for coral reef managers to battle reef degradation and help recruit macrofauna to the surrounding area. They can provide a refuge…

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Transylvania – Surprise, Butterflies!

Transylvania – Surprise, Butterflies!

27th January 2017 by Andrew Power

Written by Andrew Power Photos Courtesy of Ben Porter I travelled to Romania this summer for the first time to join the Operation Wallacea Transylvania team. I have always been a wildlife nut, growing up in Ireland, bird watching and catching butterflies since…

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Mexico – It’s raining bats and dogs

Mexico – It’s raining bats and dogs

13th January 2017 by Andrea Rivas

Written by and photos courtesy of Tally Yoh Cover photo courtesy of Andrea Rivas From the aeroplane window I realised Mexico would be nothing like I expected. My first time travelling, I was certainly a sucker for all the media hype. The…

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Honduras – It’s very “urchin” you read this…

Honduras – It’s very “urchin” you read this…

6th January 2017 by Sanni Hintikka

Written by and photos courtesy of Sanni Hintikka You can find this post on Sanni’s blog along with more posts about Honduras at itsseaurgent And so it begins… It’s 3.30 am and I’m sitting on the couch of a hotel room in…

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South Africa – When the South African Wilderness Became My Classroom

South Africa – When the South African Wilderness Became My Classroom

30th December 2016 by Pimbuppha Pongtornpipat & Manaka Saito

Written by Pimbuppha Pongtornpipat & Manaka Saito Photos Courtesy of Nicole Sabet Summer holidays could hardly get better than spending two weeks immersed in the African bush and the Indian Ocean coral reefs. A group of seven students and two teachers from Ruamrudee…

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Peru – Forging Friendships through Conservation

Peru – Forging Friendships through Conservation

23rd December 2016 by Mark Paul

Written by and Photos Courtesy of Mark Paul The next time you despair over the latest, depressing news in conservation, just think about how desperate things would be if not for the hundreds of organizations, big and small, and the thousands of…

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