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How does Transylvania’s agriculture promote biodiversity?

How does Transylvania’s agriculture promote biodiversity?

1st November 2021 by Sophia Wood

Romania’s central region of Transylvania is a popular tourist destination for foreigners and locals alike who marvel at charming ancient architecture in UNESCO World Heritage sites like Sighisoara and feast on tasty local cuisine from the surrounding farms. This region is also…

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Resources List: Regenerative Agriculture

Resources List: Regenerative Agriculture

1st November 2021 by Beth Newark

Knepp Resources: https://www.kneppestate.co.uk/regenerative-agriculture The Knepp Estate, Britain’s premier rewilding site and home to Opwall’s UK field course, is embarking on a regenerative farming venture to help broaden the reach of nature into the West Sussex landscape whilst also producing food.   Kiss…

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Regenerative Agriculture: How traditional agricultural practices protect biodiversity

Regenerative Agriculture: How traditional agricultural practices protect biodiversity

1st November 2021 by Beth Newark

  Opwall Papers: Artisanal fish fences pose broad and unexpected threats to the tropical coastal seascape Full Article  This study found that artisanal fish fences disrupt vital ecological connectivity, exploit > 500 species with high juvenile removal, and directly damage seagrass ecosystems with cascading…

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A Week at the Knepp Estate

A Week at the Knepp Estate

11th October 2021 by Florence Turner

At the beginning of July 2021, I went on a week-long fieldwork course to Knepp Park Estate with Operation Wallacea. Along with a group of other young people my age, I joined in with many wildlife surveys.     On invertebrate surveys…

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Field Notes Entry 18: Manuel Sanchez

Field Notes Entry 18: Manuel Sanchez

30th September 2021 by Beth Newark

Bio: Manuel Sanchez is an ornithologist and science communicator from Southern Ecuador who fell in love with birds exploring the natural spaces around his home. Today, he is focused on using rapid biodiversity assessments to mobilize politicians and local people toward protecting…

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Field Notes Entry 17: Sophia Wood and Gara Trujillo

Field Notes Entry 17: Sophia Wood and Gara Trujillo

30th September 2021 by Beth Newark

Bio: Gara Trujillo is a passionate conservation biologist with experience working in the Peruvian Amazon, Coastal Greece, and the Galapagos Islands. She recently completed an Erasmus program in Environmental Policy after directing the Opwall site in the Galapagos in 2019. Sophia is…

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Science Snacks: Sleeping site fidelity in three neotropical species of herpetofauna

Science Snacks: Sleeping site fidelity in three neotropical species of herpetofauna

30th September 2021 by Beth Newark

Paper Title:Sleeping site fidelity in three neotropical species of herpetofauna Micro-podcast: If you would rather listen to the summary, check out episodes of our micro-podcast, Science Snacks, on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts.         Paper Summary: This article…

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Science Snacks: Observations on foraging behaviour of Rufous-headed Woodpecker Celeus spectabilis in the Ecuadorian Amazon

Science Snacks: Observations on foraging behaviour of Rufous-headed Woodpecker Celeus spectabilis in the Ecuadorian Amazon

30th September 2021 by Beth Newark

Paper Title: Observations on foraging behaviour of Rufous-headed Woodpecker Celeus spectabilis in the Ecuadorian Amazon Micro-podcast: If you would rather listen to the summary, check out episodes of our micro-podcast, Science Snacks, on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts.      …

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Science Snacks: Nesting behaviour of Natewa Silktail, Lamprolia klinesmithi

Science Snacks: Nesting behaviour of Natewa Silktail, Lamprolia klinesmithi

1st September 2021 by Beth Newark

Paper Title: Nesting behaviour of Natewa Silktail, Lamprolia klinesmithi Micro-podcast: If you would rather listen to the summary, check out episodes of our micro-podcast, Science Snacks, on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts.         Paper Summary: This paper documents…

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Science Snacks: The Biological Value of the Natewa Peninsula

Science Snacks: The Biological Value of the Natewa Peninsula

1st September 2021 by Beth Newark

Paper Title: The Biological value of the Natewa Peninsula Micro-podcast: If you would rather listen to the summary, check out episodes of our micro-podcast, Science Snacks, on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts.   Paper Summary: The Natewa Peninsula encompasses 55,000 ha…

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Field Notes Entry 16: Joe England

Field Notes Entry 16: Joe England

1st September 2021 by Beth Newark

Bio: Joe England is a British ornithologist who has worked with Opwall in Fiji since the site was established in 2017. He is deeply passionate about living a life aligned with protecting and loving the natural world, which shines through in all…

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Field Notes Entry 15: Sara Carlson

Field Notes Entry 15: Sara Carlson

1st September 2021 by Beth Newark

Bio: Sara Carlson moved to Fiji with her partner Matthew five years ago and has lived on the Natewa Peninsula ever since, including through the whole pandemic. Prior to the move, Sara helped jumpstart Opwall’s US office, and ran projects in Mexico,…

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