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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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Madagascar – The lemurs gave us a great reception

Madagascar – The lemurs gave us a great reception

16th December 2016 by Michael Darling

Written by and Photos Courtesy of Michael Darling This summer I travelled to the north of Madagascar to work with Operation Wallacea on their research site in Mariarano. Normally I live at the opposite end of the country, working in Fort Dauphin…

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South Africa – From tusk till dawn

South Africa – From tusk till dawn

9th December 2016 by Beth Kavanagh

Written by Beth Kavanagh Photos Courtesy of Nicholai Xuereb “How was your trip?” The dreaded question; it was everything I expected, but at the same time, I didn’t truly anticipate anything. I didn’t know what it was that I was in for,…

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Mexico – The story of the camp manager and the tanager

Mexico – The story of the camp manager and the tanager

2nd December 2016 by Zev Powell

Written by Zev Powell Photos Courtesy of Lyndsay Walsh, Henry Ball & Olivia Farman Right now I’m lying on a tarp staring up at a wispy canopy in the Calakmul forest. The Campeche region of Mexico is where our transient GPS have…

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Indonesia – Any fin is possible in the Wakatobi region

Indonesia – Any fin is possible in the Wakatobi region

25th November 2016 by Luke Meade

Written by Luke Meade, Photos courtesy of Alejandro Usobiaga & Ben Sadd Indonesia is a country of staggering cultural diversity but, due to the nature of the Hoga site, isolation means we may not get the insight into the culture of the…

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Honduras – A Modern Day Adventure

Honduras – A Modern Day Adventure

18th November 2016 by Rik Barker

Written by and Photos Courtesy of Rik Barker Real adventure is something we don’t get a lot of in modern society, at least not in Manchester, England. I grew up playing video games and watching Indiana Jones, the idea of a real…

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Guyana – We liked it, so we put a ring on it

Guyana – We liked it, so we put a ring on it

11th November 2016 by Brian O'Shea

Written by Brian O’Shea Photos Courtesy of Scott Sveiven The Opwall Guyana bird team had a very successful season, logging more than 2000 net-hours and capturing 307 birds of 59 species.  Our ringing protocol, initiated in 2014, is starting to pay off…

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Peru – “We’re gonna need a bigger boat” – Part 3

Peru – “We’re gonna need a bigger boat” – Part 3

6th November 2016 by Catherine Yates

Written by and Photos Courtesy of Catherine Yates – to find Catherines own blog visit: catswonderings Catherine spent 6 weeks with Opwall doing her dissertation on primates and has very kindly given us blog posts that we will publish as part of…

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