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Indonesia – Reducing Overfishing by Farming Seaweed

Indonesia – Reducing Overfishing by Farming Seaweed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Indonesia – Hoga United vs. Kaledupa F.C

Indonesia – Hoga United vs. Kaledupa F.C

By Steven Greaves

Written by and photo courtesy of Steven Greaves There are few things that exist today that can truly bring two completely different communities together, however one thing that tends strike up a rapor is sport and most likely football, so when I…

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Mexico – From School Student to Staff Member

Mexico – From School Student to Staff Member

By Erin Cubitt

Written by and photo courtesy of Erin Cubitt The first time I came across Operation Wallacea was during school in 2008 when our biology teacher gave us a presentation about the school expeditions. As I watched the slideshow I felt excitement grow…

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Greece – Meet Argiro the Monk Seal!

Greece – Meet Argiro the Monk Seal!

By Dan Ward

Written by and Photos Courtesy of Dan Ward She is a Mediterranean Monk Seal (Monachus monachus) pup, less than 2 years old, who shows quite strange behaviour! Normally these marine mammals prefer inaccessible coast lines and caves as resting areas. Argiro, affectionately…

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Madagascar – Forest Birds

Madagascar – Forest Birds

By Peter Long

Written by Peter Long, University of Oxford & Solohery Rasamison, University of Antananarivo Photos Courtesy of Deena Wilmott Since 2010 we have been monitoring forest birds in Mariarano, western Madagascar, by conducting point counts at 150 locations across the forest on multiple…

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Indonesia – The Plastic Problem

Indonesia – The Plastic Problem

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Written by and Photos Courtesy of Emma Camp Plastic pollution accounts for 60-80 % of marine litter worldwide that totals approximately 14 billion pounds each year.  Due to ocean gyres, trash will accumulate in massive islands with an example of the Great…

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