Science Snacks: Nesting behaviour of Natewa Silktail, Lamprolia klinesmithi

Science Snacks: Nesting behaviour of Natewa Silktail, Lamprolia klinesmithi

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

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

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

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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Field Notes Entry 14: Cristi Gherghiceanu

Field Notes Entry 14: Cristi Gherghiceanu

By Beth Newark

Bio: Cristi Gherghiceanu is the executive president of Fundatia ADEPT, a Romanian non-profit dedicated to protecting Transylvanian biodiversity and traditional agriculture through innovation and education. ADEPT partnered with Opwall to set up our projects in Transylvania, and have deepened the relationship by…

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Field Notes Entry 13: Madalina Marian

Field Notes Entry 13: Madalina Marian

By Beth Newark

Bio: Originally from Sighisoara, Madalina Marian is a proud advocate of Transylvanian heritage, nature, and culture. She grew up foraging in the hilltop forests, keeping an eye out for bears and chasing butterflies in Transylvania’s wildflower meadows, which inspired her passion for…

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Science Snacks: Empowering Youths: An Alternative Learning Pathway for a Sustainable Future

Science Snacks: Empowering Youths: An Alternative Learning Pathway for a Sustainable Future

By Beth Newark

Paper Title: Empowering Youths: An Alternative Learning Pathway for a Sustainable Future 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: Young…

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Science Snacks: Conservation contracts for supplying Farm Animal Genetic Resources (FAnGR)

Science Snacks: Conservation contracts for supplying Farm Animal Genetic Resources (FAnGR)

By Beth Newark

  Paper Title: Conservation contracts for supplying Farm Animal Genetic Resources (FAnGR) conservation services in Romania 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…

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Field Notes Entry 12: Toby Farman

Field Notes Entry 12: Toby Farman

By Beth Newark

Bio: Toby Farman is Opwall’s Systems Manager and the Country Manager for our Romania expeditions. Toby originally studied biotechnology, but an Opwall trip in 2007 sparked his passion for travel. After graduating, Toby traveled the world for 2 years with nothing more…

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Field Notes Entry 11: Dr. Raquel Thomas

Field Notes Entry 11: Dr. Raquel Thomas

By Beth Newark

Bio: Dr. Raquel Thomas is the Director of Resource Management and Training at Iwokrama, where she helps organize policy and practice around the sustainable management of the one million hectare reserve. In this episode, Raquel explains how she partners with businesses, government,…

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Science Snacks: Taxonomic review of the Dichotomius mamillatus group

Science Snacks: Taxonomic review of the Dichotomius mamillatus group

By Beth Newark

  Paper Title: Taxonomic review of the Dichotomius mamillatus group (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae), with a description of a new species, Dichotomius (Dichotomius) gandinii sp. nov., from western Amazonia Micro-podcast: If you would rather listen to the summary, check out episodes of our micro-podcast,…

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Science Snacks: Designing protected area networks

Science Snacks: Designing protected area networks

By Beth Newark

  Paper Title: Designing protected area networks that translate international conservation commitments into national action 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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