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South Africa

Operation Wallacea - South Africa

Operation Wallacea is a research and environmental organisation, working alongside university and college academics to build long term datasets to put towards various conservation...

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Mexico

Operation Wallacea- Mexico

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Indonesia

Operation Wallacea - Indonesia

Operation Wallacea is a research and environmental organisation, working alongside university and college academics to build long term datasets to put towards various conservation...

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Honduras

Operation Wallacea - Honduras

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Guyana

Operation Wallacea- Guyana

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Romania

Operation Wallacea- Romania

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Madagascar

Operation Wallacea - Madagascar

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Croatia

Operation Wallacea- Croatia

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Peru

Operation Wallacea- Peru

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Operation Wallacea Reviews

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Community Engagement

    7

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Day to Day Life

    10

So very worth it

Had an amazing time, was skeptical going in since it was very very expensive but once you are there you forget all about it and can't think about anything else apart from how amazing the place is and how much fun it is and how you are so glad you did it.

Program: Operation Wallacea - Honduras

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Life on the Amazon for a month: the trip of a lifetime

A typical day on the Opwall Peru Expedition: waking up in the morning to the sight of river dolphins fishing, flocks of macaws and cormorants zipping by, and the roaring of howler monkeys in the distance - bashing through spiny waterlogged palm swamps and catching piranhas by rod in the afternoon sun - searching for fantastic frogs, stumbling across stunning snakes and intriguing insects, hunting for caiman, all under the night sky's starry vault and the faint glow of the Milky Way - chatting to the ever-cheerful local guides with eagle eyes and sylvan wisdom and the wonderful expedition staff, all infected with jungle fever and dancing salsa even after a long day's work. All while staying on what I must say are truly luxurious field conditions aboard the Rio Amazonas riverboat, which comes with an air-conditioned library and even a snack bar!

The sheer variety of different wildlife surveys available mean that you'll never get bored, and you can also choose to specialise in those that really fit your interests, be it in mammals, birds, herpetofauna, insects, plants or fish. The data goes to conserving the massive Pacaya-Samiria reserve and helping the local villagers hunt and fish sustainably; they're your guides and you get to visit their villages as well, which really makes what you're doing feel tangible.

Absolutely no regrets going for this trip, and I will remember it forever.

Program: Operation Wallacea- Peru

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    7

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Engagement

    8

  • Health & Safety

    5

  • Day to Day Life

    9

Guyana review

It was an incredible experience and I met some amazing, life long friends. The staff were really friendly and I learned some important conservational skills that have helped me in my first year of uni.

Program: Operation Wallacea- Guyana

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    7

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Living Situation

    6

  • Community Engagement

    6

  • Health & Safety

    6

  • Day to Day Life

    7

Opwall Mexico

Overall a good experience that I would recommend to anyone that wants to gain more experience with fieldwork. I would also recommend learning to scuba dive at the marine site as this was by far the best part of my experience.

Program: Operation Wallacea- Mexico

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Amazing experience

I had the experience of a lifetime with OPWALL in Indonesia - I received one-on-one help from my supervisor who was working in his own research which I was also able to learn about. I made friends for life and had such a fun time as well as undertaking my research project. Every day was magical.

Program: Operation Wallacea - Indonesia

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