Mexico – Akumal Marine Protected Area Conservation Mexico Opwall News Project Sites 

Mexico – Akumal Marine Protected Area

Written by Dr Kathy Slater Photos courtesy of Akumal Dive Centre For the last 5 years Operation Wallacea has been operating in a small coastal town called Akumal that consists of extensive reefs, mangroves, lagoons, beaches with a high density of nesting sea turtles, and in one particular bay; abundant seagrasses and a large (60+) resident population of immature green... Read More
Women in Conservation Science Conservation 

Women in Conservation Science

Written by Dr Danielle Gilroy (Senior Scientist & Terrestrial Research Office for Operation Wallacea) I first became aware of a gender skew in academia during my Biology undergraduate degree. Among my course-mates it was clear that there were more female undergraduate students, but when it came to the University staff the skew was reversed. At the University of Sheffield, I was... Read More
Madagascar – I can change! Madagascar Project Sites 

Madagascar – I can change!

Written by Katy Chapman Photos Courtesy of Alex Tozer, Roger Poland, Marc Rabenenasa and Hannah Thomas Spring I spent six weeks this summer in Madagascar, getting data for my 3rd year undergrad dissertation, which was on colour change by chameleons in social situations. Contrary to popular belief, chameleons do not background match – they cannot blend perfectly into their surroundings.... Read More
Indonesia – 3D Modelling an Artificial Reef Conservation Indonesia Project Sites 

Indonesia – 3D Modelling an Artificial Reef

Written by and photos courtesy of Alejandro Usobiaga   3D Modelling an Artificial Reef Artificial reefs have become an important tool for coral reef managers to battle reef degradation and help recruit macrofauna to the surrounding area. They can provide a refuge and settlement surface to species ranging from corals and fish to  sea turtles looking for a cheeky nap.... Read More
South Africa – When the South African Wilderness Became My Classroom Project Sites South Africa 

South Africa – When the South African Wilderness Became My Classroom

Written by Pimbuppha Pongtornpipat & Manaka Saito Photos Courtesy of Nicole Sabet Summer holidays could hardly get better than spending two weeks immersed in the African bush and the Indian Ocean coral reefs. A group of seven students and two teachers from Ruamrudee International School embraced this eye-opening experience in South Africa with Operation Wallacea, an organization which conducts biological and... Read More