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Indonesia – Any fin is possible in the Wakatobi region

Indonesia – Any fin is possible in the Wakatobi region

25th November 2016 by Luke Meade

Written by Luke Meade, Photos courtesy of Alejandro Usobiaga & Ben Sadd Indonesia is a country of staggering cultural diversity but, due to the nature of the Hoga site, isolation means we may not get the insight into the culture of the…

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Honduras – A Modern Day Adventure

Honduras – A Modern Day Adventure

18th November 2016 by Rik Barker

Written by and Photos Courtesy of Rik Barker Real adventure is something we don’t get a lot of in modern society, at least not in Manchester, England. I grew up playing video games and watching Indiana Jones, the idea of a real…

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Guyana – We liked it, so we put a ring on it

Guyana – We liked it, so we put a ring on it

11th November 2016 by Brian O'Shea

Written by Brian O’Shea Photos Courtesy of Scott Sveiven The Opwall Guyana bird team had a very successful season, logging more than 2000 net-hours and capturing 307 birds of 59 species.  Our ringing protocol, initiated in 2014, is starting to pay off…

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Peru – “We’re gonna need a bigger boat” – Part 3

Peru – “We’re gonna need a bigger boat” – Part 3

6th November 2016 by Catherine Yates

Written by and Photos Courtesy of Catherine Yates – to find Catherines own blog visit: catswonderings Catherine spent 6 weeks with Opwall doing her dissertation on primates and has very kindly given us blog posts that we will publish as part of…

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Peru – “We’re gonna need a bigger boat” – Part 2

Peru – “We’re gonna need a bigger boat” – Part 2

5th November 2016 by Catherine Yates

Written by and Photos Courtesy of Catherine Yates – to find Catherines own blog visit: catswonderings  “The Perils of Primates”                                    As an experienced primatologist you would…

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Peru – “We’re gonna need a bigger boat” – Part 1

Peru – “We’re gonna need a bigger boat” – Part 1

4th November 2016 by Catherine Yates

Written by and photos courtesy of Catherine Yates To find Catherine’s own blog, follow the link to catswonderings Catherine spent 6 weeks with Opwall doing her dissertation on primates and has very kindly given us blog posts that we will publish as part…

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Mexico – False Vampire bats aren’t a pain in the neck

Mexico – False Vampire bats aren’t a pain in the neck

28th October 2016 by Laura Torrent & Andrea Morales

Written by and photos courtesy of Laura Torrent & Andrea Morales Our first experience with the Mexican tropical forest and the amazing bat species has been incredible. A normal day for us started at late morning with a nice breakfast with tropical…

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Madagascar – Lepidoptimistic about butterflies

Madagascar – Lepidoptimistic about butterflies

21st October 2016 by Sam Hyde Roberts

Written by  Sam Hyde Roberts Photos Courtesy of Sam Hyde Roberts and Dave Andrews Looking back on my first Opwall expedition (Madagascar) and having had some time for reflection, now seems an appropriate time for a summary of my experience both from…

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Transylvania – Happy Herping

Transylvania – Happy Herping

14th October 2016 by Andrew Power

Written by Andrew Power Photos Courtesy of Andrew Power, Johnny Wilson & Ben Porter     As the butterfly survey leader here in Transylvania I spend about 6 or 7 hours, every day, in the sun. This is obviously the best time…

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Transylvania – Getting my bearings

Transylvania – Getting my bearings

23rd September 2016 by Adele Brand

Written by Adele Brand Photos Courtesy of Ben Porter I am in bear country. Bears, those symbols of non-human places. The embodiment of wilderness. The stars of the roadside billboards in Yellowstone warning tourists to admire wildlife from afar. Our culture has…

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Madagascar – Vivacious Vangas and other Malagasy Birds

Madagascar – Vivacious Vangas and other Malagasy Birds

26th August 2016 by Hannah Williams

Written by and photos courtesy of Hannah Williams     I went to Madagascar for 6 weeks with Opwall to collect data for my undergraduate dissertation project. Using bird distribution and forestry data I am aiming to determine the forestry architecture factors…

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Indonesia – Coral Reef Fisheries

Indonesia – Coral Reef Fisheries

19th August 2016 by Ruth Towers

Written by and Photo courtesy of Ruth Towers Why study coral reef fisheries in the Wakatobi? The coral reefs of the Indo-Pacific contain more species of marine fish than anywhere else in the world. These fish are a vital source of food…

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