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Wildlife Research in Guyana

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Operation Wallacea

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Operation Wallacea is a research and environmental organisation, working alongside university and college academics to build long term datasets to put towards various conservation management goals. We recruit volunteers to help out with the data collection, and train them in the skills and background that's needed to help effectively. There's also the option to complete dissertations or senior theses at our sites.

The Guyana project is a four-week expedition based in the heart of the Guiana Shield, in an incredibly remote area of Iwokrama. The Opwall project here is very much a true expedition, travelling over a period of four weeks through the forest collecting scientific data, in an area virtually undisturbed by man. Volunteers spend the first week or so in the base camp, followed by three weeks of canoes, forest, rough terrain and pitching camp every night, while doing surveys on a number of different aspects, such as herpetofauna, birds or mammals.


-Part of the Guyana Shield- a huge expanse of undisturbed tropical rainforest and one of the last frontier forests on earth.

-One of the most divers ecosystems on the planet- with a very high abundance of Neotropical megafauna.

-Most remote of the forest expeditions.

-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, bushskills, and medicine.

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About Operation Wallacea


Wallace House, Old Bolingbroke, Spilsby, Lincolnshire PE23 4EX, GB

Mission Statement

Gain invaluable field research experience working with wildlife in remote locations around the world. Operation Wallacea offers the opportunity to acquire a wide range of skills working with different animals and also to collect your own data if you plan to do a dissertation or senior thesis project.


Operation Wallacea (Opwall) is an organisation that runs a series of biological and conservation management research programs in remote locations across the world. These expeditions are designed with specific wildlife conservation aims in mind - from identifying areas needing protection, through to implementing and assessing conservation management programs. We invite students to work alongside our scientists to collect real life data first hand. Volunteers also have the opportunity to collect their own data for a senior thesis or dissertation project.



We'll work with your schedule.


Guyana ShieldIwokrama Forest, Guyana






  • Must be at least 18
  • 2, 4, 6, or 8 weeks within the months of June-August.
  • No previous experience required. We provide all necessary training on site. Just need to have a love for the environment and a passion for conservation!

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