South Africa – Living with the Leopards

South Africa – Living with the Leopards

13th November 2015 by Morgan Welsh

Written by and Photos Courtesy of Morgan Welsh I hate flying, but nothing was stopping me from going to Africa. So when I boarded the aeroplane for the 12 hour flight all by myself, I was a bag of nerves. A mixture…

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Mexico – A Turtley Brilliant Blog from Mexico

Mexico – A Turtley Brilliant Blog from Mexico

10th November 2015 by Laura Michie

Written by and Photos Courtesy of Laura Michie This summer in Mexico we had some big projects to complete, but with a lot of hard working volunteers, some dedicated researchers and a huge amount of fun we managed to finish! We are…

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Indonesia – Putting the Fun in Fungus

Indonesia – Putting the Fun in Fungus

30th October 2015 by Benjamin Maples

Written by and Photos Courtesy of Benjamin Maples This summer I joined an eight week expedition to Indonesia with Operation Wallacea. While I spent some of my time joining the ‘usual’ monitoring surveys, I also devoted as much time as possible investigating…

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Peru – Camera Trapping

Peru – Camera Trapping

23rd October 2015 by Nikki Collins

Written by and Photos Courtesy of Nikki Collins Cover Photo Courtesy of Rob Pinsonneault After participating as a research assistant in Peru a year prior in 2014 with Operation Wallacea in my first year of university, I promptly developed a keen interest…

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Cuba – New PADI Distinctive Specialty

Cuba – New PADI Distinctive Specialty

16th October 2015 by Justin Hines

Written by Justin Hines At the start of the 2013 season in Cuba, it became apparent that the lionfish invasion had reached the Isle of Youth. After a successful season of research an idea formed to allow students to obtain credit for…

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Indonesia – Reducing Overfishing by Farming Seaweed

Indonesia – Reducing Overfishing by Farming Seaweed

12th October 2015 by Dr Dan Exton

Words and photos courtesy of Dr Dan Exton Sometimes the numbers just don’t add up, and the sheer volume of people who rely on Indonesia’s coral reefs for their livelihood and food security is the perfect example. But how exactly do you…

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Mexico – The Long and Winding Road…to Success

Mexico – The Long and Winding Road…to Success

9th October 2015 by Caroline Acton

Written by Caroline Acton Photos Courtesy of Sam Leaney and Saskia Van Dongen Cover Photo Courtesy of Amanda Richards and Kathy Slater We hear bad news related to the environment so often it almost comes as a bit of a shock when…

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Mexico – Aguadas….Just for Crocs

Mexico – Aguadas….Just for Crocs

2nd October 2015 by José Nobrega

Written by José Nobrega Photos Courtesy of Erin Cubitt Up to date, there are known 27 crocodilian species in the world, and along with modern birds, they belong to an ancient group called Archosaurs, which also included dinosaurs and their relatives. In…

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Indonesia – How sleeping in a hammock in the jungle changes your perspective on life

Indonesia – How sleeping in a hammock in the jungle changes your perspective on life

25th September 2015 by Anni Walsh

Written by and photos courtesy of Anni Walsh I recently returned from the most incredible experience of my life, thanks to Operation Wallacea, an organisation concerned with biodiversity and conservation. A representative for Opwall came to talk at my university and after…

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Peru – The Life of a Tropical Bird Ecologist

Peru – The Life of a Tropical Bird Ecologist

18th September 2015 by Fergus Eakin

Written by and photos courtesy of Fergus Eakin I would like to share my experience, as a research assistant, on the Peruvian Opwall expedition. As an ecologist I have been captivated by the rainforest since the first time I ever watched a…

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Madagascar – Spatial Ecology and the Fossa

Madagascar – Spatial Ecology and the Fossa

11th September 2015 by Joseph Bailey

Written by Joseph Bailey Photo Courtesy of Hannah Thomas We are now well over half way through the season in Madagascar and spatial ecology and mapping techniques have been used across a wide range of research projects at the Operation Wallacea site….

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Mexico – Monkeying Around

Mexico – Monkeying Around

4th September 2015 by Caitlin Andrews

Written by and Photos courtesy of Caitlin Andrews I recently came across a stack of my old elementary school papers, and, on one of them, my seven-year-old self wrote that I wanted to be a primatologist when I grew up. Fourteen years…

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