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Guyana – Hanging with Bats Expedition Diaries Guyana Project Sites 

Guyana – Hanging with Bats

Written by Thomas Horsley Photos Courtesy of Thomas Horsley & Andrew Snyder The Iwokrama Forest in central Guyana is a truly beautiful place. Walking through this pristine, previously untouched swath of habitat, you are inundated with an incredible diversity of wildlife. If you’ve managed to walk a transect or conduct a river survey without encountering some of the more common... Read More
Indonesia – A day in the life of an Opwall herpetologist Expedition Diaries Indonesia Project Sites 

Indonesia – A day in the life of an Opwall herpetologist

Written by Damian Lettoof Photo Courtesy of Dr William Earle Feature Photo Courtesy of Marina West My day started like every other ecologist: asleep in hammock deep in the jungle at Bala camp. Only mine was slightly different as I was recovering from an operation on my face; a hair follicle became rapidly infected and transformed into an abscess within... Read More
Honduras – Life in the Clouds Expedition Diaries Honduras Project Sites 

Honduras – Life in the Clouds

Written by and Photos Courtesy of Tom Brown I initially went on expedition with Operation Wallacea in 2013 to collect my dissertation data for my University degree in Environmental Science. I chose Honduras as my destination, shamefully because I hadn’t heard of it, and after some quick internet research; I found its poor media image, remoteness, amazing biodiversity and unlikeliness... Read More
South Africa – Sun, Surveys and Spectacular Sightings Expedition Diaries Project Sites South Africa 

South Africa – Sun, Surveys and Spectacular Sightings

Written by Katie Amey & Sarah Anderson Photos Courtesy of Katie Amey Following months of anticipation, we finally arrived at Ulwazi Lodge for three weeks of sun, surveys and spectacular sightings. We were immediately immersed in our African surroundings, and awoke the next morning to the sound of lions roaring on the camp perimeter. After some practice at camp, it was... Read More
Peru – We just clicked… Expedition Diaries Peru Project Sites 

Peru – We just clicked…

Written by and Photos Courtesy of Saadia Khan I recently joined a research dissertation programme through Operation Wallacea, which are an organisation that run a series of biological and conservation programmes in remote locations across the world with specific wildlife conservation aims in mind. My time in Peru involved working with ecologists, scientists, academics and postgraduate researchers that specialised in various... Read More
Indonesia – How sleeping in a hammock in the jungle changes your perspective on life Expedition Diaries Indonesia Project Sites 

Indonesia – How sleeping in a hammock in the jungle changes your perspective on life

This blog post was originally posted at: How sleeping in a hammock in the jungle changes your perspective on life Written by and photos courtesy of Anni Walsh I recently returned from the most incredible experience of my life, thanks to Operation Wallacea, an organisation concerned with biodiversity and conservation. A representative for Opwall came to talk at my university and... Read More
Peru – The Life of a Tropical Bird Ecologist Conservation Expedition Diaries Peru Project Sites 

Peru – The Life of a Tropical Bird Ecologist

Written by and photos courtesy of Fergus Eakin I would like to share my experience, as a research assistant, on the Peruvian Opwall expedition. As an ecologist I have been captivated by the rainforest since the first time I ever watched a David Attenborough documentary. Unfortunately, there isn’t any tropical rainforest in the UK. So I signed up with Opwall and... Read More