Indonesia – An Unexpected Ending

Indonesia – An Unexpected Ending

6th December 2018 by Romanos D. Georganas

Written by Romanos D. Georganas Photos Courtesy of Irhammaula Ario During my medical studies, I remember myself frequently bingeing on wildlife documentaries. One of my closest friends shared the same excitement, and we would comment on what an amazing career those “national geographic guys”…

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Mexico – Turtle and Seagrass Monitoring in Akumal Bay

Mexico – Turtle and Seagrass Monitoring in Akumal Bay

30th November 2018 by Daniella Marston

Words and photos courtesy of Daniella Marston I am a BSc Geography student at the University of Birmingham, passionate about marine conservation. After working with Loggerhead Sea Turtle (C. caretta) hatchlings in Kefalonia last summer, I have been fortunate enough to gain a…

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Indonesia – Seeing a family of Macaques

Indonesia – Seeing a family of Macaques

23rd November 2018 by Alexandra Barnetson

Written by Alexandra Barnetson Photos courtesy of Dr Nancy Priston Operation Wallacea 2018 has been the most amazing, life changing experience I have ever had, it has given me so many life skills that I am so excited to take from this…

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A Ban on Palm Oil?

A Ban on Palm Oil?

16th November 2018 by Tom Martin

Written by Tom Martin Iceland’s recent advert on its palm oil ban (and the subsequent ‘ban’ on the advert itself) has proven wildly successful, having now been seen by millions of people around the world. It has also provoked strong debate within…

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School Spotlight! – Parade College, Melbourne

School Spotlight! – Parade College, Melbourne

13th November 2018 by Rachael Costanzo

Written by Rachael Costanzo Video by Tim Jacobs Cover photo courtesy of Michele Murphy The Wallace region in Indonesia is extremely remote- leaving Australia it took us three days, three planes, a 10-hour car ride and a 2-hour hike with our 15kg…

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Ecuador – Project weeks 3 to 5

Ecuador – Project weeks 3 to 5

9th November 2018 by Sophia Wood

Words and photos courtesy of Sophia Wood (Deputy Country Manager for Ecuador 2018) Week 3 Bringing in two school groups at a time always makes for a bit of an interesting social experiment. Sometimes, the two mix like they had always known…

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Madagascar – mist netting and elephants’ nests

Madagascar – mist netting and elephants’ nests

2nd November 2018 by Alexandra Birtles

Written by Alexandra Birtles These are the extremes of my time as a volunteer research assistant in Madagascar – two weeks spent in the forest in Mariarano and two weeks marine in Nosy Be. The early morning mist netting with Solohery was…

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Indonesia – Dog Blog!

Indonesia – Dog Blog!

26th October 2018 by Carys Cunningham

Written by Carys Cunningham Photos Courtesy of Carys Cunningham & Arthur Arfian Opwall’s largest site, the biggest numbers we have ever had, 6 forest camps to run – surely there is no more time for our Indonesia management team to spare in…

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School Spotlight! – Nexus International School, Singapore

School Spotlight! – Nexus International School, Singapore

24th October 2018 by Lee Wilson

Written by Lee Wilson Nexus International School (Singapore) have participated in a number of OpWall expeditions over the last few years. I’ve been lucky enough to travel with our learners to Sulawesi, Indonesia and South Africa. I’ve returned from each expedition with…

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Croatia – herps, bats, birds, mammals and fish!

Croatia – herps, bats, birds, mammals and fish!

19th October 2018 by Eve Woehrling

Written by Eve Woehrling Without doubt, the hardest part of writing about the Croatia trip is thinking of which part to write about. The sheer quantity of activity we have done in less than a week is crazy (the group’s collective mentality…

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South Africa – day in the life of a Gondwana research assistant

South Africa – day in the life of a Gondwana research assistant

12th October 2018 by Billy Goldstraw

Written by Billy Goldstraw Photos courtesy of Jamie Chu After a gruelling 5 hour airport transfer we finally arrived at Gondwana Reserve, we were met by the camp staff and the refreshing icy chill of the South African winter. I instantly recognised…

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Dominica – A thorough introduction to tropical ecology

Dominica – A thorough introduction to tropical ecology

8th October 2018 by Ian Thornhill

Written by and Photos Courtesy Ian Thornhill Within the Rosalie River valley, close to the Atlantic coast of Dominica, there is a place where three rivers meet. These rivers are the Stuart’s, the Clarke’s (or locally Cacao) and the Brown’s. Together they…

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