Indonesia – Life in the forest

Indonesia – Life in the forest

4th January 2019 by Alexandra Nunns

Written by Alexandra Nunns Photo Courtesy of Sophie Harrad Having flown halfway across the world alone, I checked in to ibis Makassar, and met my first peer- Ester- in the hotel room. We were shy initially but excited, and commented on the…

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Madagascar – A day in the Malagasy forest!

Madagascar – A day in the Malagasy forest!

28th December 2018 by Coral Chell

Words and photos courtesy Coral Chell (6 week dissertation student) This summer I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to go to Opwall’s Madagascar forest site for 6 weeks (That’s right, 6 weeks without internet! And you know what? It’s the…

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Transylvania – Bears, Bears, Bears!

Transylvania – Bears, Bears, Bears!

21st December 2018 by Sian Green

Words and photos courtesy of Sian Green Cover photo courtesy of Ben Porter Public attitudes can hugely impact the success of conservation efforts. Our perceptions of a species can be greatly influenced by our culture and even by the way animals are…

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Then and Now – 2 Generations of Opwall Volunteers!

Then and Now – 2 Generations of Opwall Volunteers!

14th December 2018 by Jim & Harriet Cunnington

Written by Jim Cunnington & Harriet Cunnington Jim Cunnington I don’t remember exactly where I heard about Operation Wallacea. Certainly, it was during an aimless period in my life when I was picking up odd bits of work to save enough to…

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Making Christmas a little greener!

Making Christmas a little greener!

10th December 2018 by Katie Bell

Written by Katie Bell Photo Courtesy of Rachel Daniels It’s Christmas! And with it comes the huge task of trying to be environmentally friendly and reduce our waste. So, with the big day fast approaching we thought we’d dish out some tips…

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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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