Madagascar – Vivacious Vangas and other Malagasy Birds Conservation Madagascar Project Sites 

Madagascar – Vivacious Vangas and other Malagasy Birds

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 which affect avifauna distribution within Mahamavo forest. Following this I will construct a plan to prioritise conservation areas... Read More
Staff Spotlight! Staff Spotlight 

Staff Spotlight!

This post was orginally on Facebook on January 24th 2015 Introducing Claudia Guerrero! Claudia Guerrero is a Biology student from la Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras. In 2010 she joined the program as a volunteer in Cusuco National Park in Honduras and worked with the different science and logistic teams in the different camps around the park. In the summer... Read More
Staff Spotlight! Staff Spotlight 

Staff Spotlight!

  Volunteer/Staff Profile! Introducing Nathan Adams! ‘As a student at the University of Malta, I had the great fortune of hearing about Operation Wallacea in my second year of studies in 2011. I first enrolled with Opwall as a voluntary research assistant and joined the herpetofauna team during my 2 week stay in the remote village of Labundo-bundo. I also... Read More
Staff Spotlight! Staff Spotlight 

Staff Spotlight!

This post was originally posted on May 9th 2015 on our Facebook page Introducing Charlotte Palmer!     “I distinctly remember the first time I heard about Opwall, walking through the biology department at Birmingham University, where I completed my undergraduate degree, and a friend mentioned they were going to listen to a talk about joining research projects in the... Read More
Mexico – Can you Sea Turtles? Mexico Project Sites 

Mexico – Can you Sea Turtles?

Written By Thien-Kym Nguyen-Phuoc Photos courtesy of Laura Mack, Kathy Slater & Sara Carlson     There are seven extant species of sea turtle in the world. The seven species are divided into two families. The leatherback sea turtle is the only species alive that is in the Dermochelyidae family and the other six species: hawksbill sea turtle, loggerhead sea turtle,... Read More
Honduras – Irish Botanical Expedition, Spring 2016 Expedition Diaries Honduras Project Sites 

Honduras – Irish Botanical Expedition, Spring 2016

Written by Daniel L Kelly Department of Botany Trinity College, The University of Dublin Photos Courtesy of Sunniva Hanley, Colin Kelleher & Kate-Marie O’Connor   We made it! There and back again! There were sixteen of us, many of whom had never met until a couple of months ago: age range twenty-one to sixty-something; four nationalities; and varying widely in... Read More
Staff Spotlight! Staff Spotlight 

Staff Spotlight!

This post was originally posted on February 21st 2015 on our Facebook page Introducing Emma MacWalter (nee Kennedy)! “My first experience with Opwall was twelve years ago, but it still seems like yesterday! It was a snowy November in 2002 in Scotland and Director Tim Coles came to give a talk to Edinburgh University undergrads about joining a summer expedition.... Read More