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    Ecuador – Amazonian Taster

    • Taster of Amazonian wildlife research
    • Best opportunity to see many of the iconic Neotropical forest species
    • Learn about Quechua community language, culture, and customs

      1 weeks

      Ecuador & Sani Research Camp

    Interests:

    Terrestrial

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    Indonesia – Sulawesi Forest Taster

    • A taster of tropical lowland forest wildlife research
    • Endemic rich forests with new species described and more still to be discovered
    • Opportunity to live and work in a primary rainforest in Indonesia

      1 weeks

      Indonesia & South Buton Forest Camp

    Interests:

    Terrestrial

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    Indonesia – Coral Triangle Taster

    • A taster of Indo-Pacific coral reef research
    • In the centre of the Coral Triangle - the world's most biodiverse reefs
    • People living in the Coral Triangle are reliant on the reefs for their survival, therefore protecting the reefs is a conservation priority

      1 weeks

      Indonesia & Pantai Nirwana (Bau Bau)

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    Guyana – Guiana Shield Forest Taster

    • A taster of jungle wildlife and research
    • Part of the Guiana Shield - a huge expanse of undisturbed tropical rainforest and one of the last forest frontiers on earth
    • Most remote of the forest expeditions
    • Sleep in a hammock in sites only reachable by small boat and fall asleep to the sounds of the rainforest

      1 weeks

      Guyana, Field Camps & Iwokrama River Research Lodge

    Interests:

    Terrestrial

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    Honduras – Cloud Forest Taster

    • A taster of cloud forest wildlife research
    • Largest number of forest research scientists and most published research site in Honduras
    • In the top 50 most irreplaceable forest sites in the world

      1 weeks

      Honduras, Base Camp & Satellite Camps

    Interests:

    Terrestrial

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    Bay Islands Taster

    • A taster of Caribbean coral reef research
    • People living on the Bay Islands are economically reliant on dive tourism, therefore protecting the reefs is a conservation priority
    • Although they they are a Spanish speaking country, English is actually the main language

      1 weeks

      Bay Islands, Honduras, Roatan & Utila

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    Transylvania Taster

    • Taster of field survey techniques and Transylvania wildlife
    • Unique medieval high nature value landscape
    • The largest population of brown bears anywhere in Europe

      1 weeks

      Transylvania, Romania & Saxon Villages

    Interests:

    Terrestrial

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    Malawi

    • Study human-wildlife conflict and its effects on biodiversity
    • Cultural exchange with local people in the Lilongwe area
    • Learn to dive in Lake Malawi, which has a greater diversity of fish than any other lake on Earth
    • Schools' Booklet

      2 weeks

      Malawi, Nkhata Bay, Lake Malawi & Lilongwe Research Camp

    Interests:

    Marine & Terrestrial

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    South Africa Survival Course & Research

    • The Opwall site with the most abundant terrestrial megafauna
    • Opportunity to work on foot in a Big 5 reserve
    • Advanced training in bush survival skills
    • Learn about wildlife conservation management of Big 5 species
    • Schools' Booklet

      2 weeks

      South Africa, Masebe Nature Reserve & Dinokeng

    Interests:

    Terrestrial

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    Bay Islands

    • The Roatan Marine Park is considered one of the best examples of community-based conservation management in the Caribbean, and is home to abundant fish and turtle populations
    • Conservation Initiatives are focused on restoring populations of a keystone sea urchin species, and managing threats from the invasive lionfish
    • Although they they are a Spanish speaking country, English is actually the main language
    • Schools' Booklet

      2 weeks

      Bay Islands, Honduras, Roatan & Utila

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    Fiji

    • Be involved in the creation of the first large national park in Fiji
    • Dive in the largest bay in the South Pacific
    • Explore previously unsurveyed reefs
    • Spend time with local Fijian communities and learn about the ecology of Pacific Islands
    • Schools' Booklet

      2 weeks

      Fiji, Vusaratu Village, Natewa Camp, Moana Camp, Natewa Marine Research and Training Centre & Dakuniba Marine Camp

    Interests:

    Marine & Terrestrial

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    Dominica

    • Highest percentage of original vegetation on any Caribbean island
    • Specific research on how climate change may affect tropical island species
    • Combines whale watching and vulcanology with forest research and the chance to learn to dive
    • Schools' Booklet

      2 weeks

      Dominica, Fort Shirley & Three Rivers Ecolodge

    Interests:

    Marine & Terrestrial

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    Peru – Amazonian

    • Particularly great project for primates and birds
    • The largest protected seasonally flooded forest in South America
    • Travelling and staying on historically restored Amazon rubber boom ships
    • Schools' Booklet

      2 weeks

      Peru & Rio Amazonas and the historical river boats

    Interests:

    Terrestrial

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    Transylvania

    • Great project for learning field survey techniques and seeing the Transylvania wildlife
    • The most diverse wildflower meadows in Europe
    • The largest population of brown bears anywhere in Europe
    • Schools' Booklet

      2 weeks

      Transylvania, Romania & Saxon Villages

    Interests:

    Terrestrial

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    Borneo

    • Quantifying the carrying capacity of the reserve for orangutans
    • Opportunity to live and work in a primary rainforest in Borneo
    • Identifying the primate and predator (cat species, sun bears, civets) populations in the reserve
    • Diving at a site with regular turtle, manta ray, and whale shark sightings
    • Schools' Booklet

      2 weeks

      Indonesia, Borneo, Derawan Island, Lesan Protection Forest Camp & Lesan Dayak Village

    Interests:

    Marine & Terrestrial

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    Ecuador and the Galapagos

    • Chance to combine the species rich forests of the Ecuadorian Amazon with the unique Galapagos island fauna
    • Best opportunity to see many of the iconic Neotropical forest species
    • Complete a course on the wildlife and ecology of the Galapagos Islands
    • Schools' Booklet

      2 weeks

      Ecuador, Galapagos, Highland View Camp, Puerto Ayora Hotel & Sani Research Camp

    Interests:

    Marine & Terrestrial

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    Madagascar

    • 90% of all animals and plants found on Madagascar are endemic to the island
    • Only 10% of original Madagascar forest coverage remains, so urgent need for conservation
    • Unstudied coral reef systems at Nosy Be
    • World's fourth largest island
    • Schools' Booklet

      2 weeks

      Madagascar, Antafiameva, Mariarano, Nosy Be Marine Site & Matsedroy

    Interests:

    Marine & Terrestrial

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    Mexico

    • The Selva Maya (Mayan Jungle) is the larges expanse of tropical forest outside of the amazon
    • Calakmul is one of the two largest ancient Mayan ruined cities
    • Best chance of seeing endangered species like jaguar
    • Akumal has huge numbers of nesting turtles and a permanent population of green turtles
    • Schools' Booklet

      2 weeks

      Mexico, Akumal & Calakmul

    Interests:

    Marine & Terrestrial

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    Guyana

    • Part of the Guiana Shield - a huge expanse of undisturbed tropical rainforest and one of the last forest frontiers on earth
    • One of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet - with a very high abundance of Neotropical megafauna
    • Opportunity to examine whether logging can be managed to have minimal impact on biodiversity
    • Run in partnership with Amerindian tribes eager to share traditional knowledge, tracking skills, bush skills and medicine
    • Schools' Booklet

      2 weeks

      Guyana, Burro Burro River, Field Camps & Iwokrama River Research Lodge

    Interests:

    Terrestrial

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    Croatia

    • Opportunity to work in the spectacular Krka river valley in an area with wolves, jackals and other keystone species
    • Only European based expedition that provides the opportunity to combine marine and terrestrial research work
    • Includes boat trip through the Adriatic Islands and the chance to work at Northern Dalmatia Marine Research Centre on the island of Silba
    • Schools' Booklet

      2 weeks

      Croatia, Krka National Park & Silba

    Interests:

    Marine & Terrestrial

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    South Africa Terrestrial & Marine

    • The Opwall site with the most abundant terrestrial megafauna
    • Opportunity to work on foot in a Big 5 reserve
    • Diving in the UNESCO World Heritage site, iSimangaliso Wetland Park
    • Schools' Booklet

      2 weeks

      South Africa, Balule, Dinokeng & Sodwana Bay

    Interests:

    Marine & Terrestrial

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    Indonesia – Coral Triangle

    • In the centre of the Coral Triangle - the world's most biodiverse reefs
    • Most published research site in the Coral Triangle
    • Most developed Opwall site for conservation interventions with seaweed projects
    • Schools' Booklet

      2 weeks

      Indonesia, Pantai Nirwana (Bau Bau) & Hoga Island Marine Station

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    Indonesia – Wallacea

    • In the centre of the Coral Triangle - the world's most biodiverse reefs
    • Endemic rich forests with new species described and more still to be discovered
    • Most published research site in the Coral Triangle and third most published terrestrial site in Sulawesi
    • Most developed Opwall site for conservation interventions with carbon and seaweed projects
    • Schools' Booklet

      2 weeks

      Indonesia, Central Buton Forest Camp, North Buton Forest Camp, South Buton Forest Camp, Pantai Nirwana (Bau Bau) & Hoga Island Marine Station

    Interests:

    Marine & Terrestrial

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    Honduras

    • Largest number of forest research scientists and most published research site in Honduras
    • In the top 50 most irreplaceable forest sites in the world
    • Opwall's flagship Caribbean marine research site
    • Home to Opwall's 3D modelling of coral reefs initiative
    • Schools' Booklet

      2 weeks

      Honduras, Roatan, Utila, Base Camp, Buenos Aires & Satellite Camps

    Interests:

    Marine & Terrestrial

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