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Wildlife Research in Croatia

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Operation Wallacea

  • 1 person is interested

Operation Wallacea is a research and environmental organization, working alongside university and college academics to build long term data sets 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.

Our Croatia project gives volunteers the opportunity to participate in a broad range of surveys in a very short time period. You spend one week in a secluded area of the Krka National Park - one of Croatia's most scenic and popular protected areas, before spending your second week on the stunning Silba Island. In the first week you will have the chance to take part in surveys for birds, rare cave fauna, herpetofauna, mammals and freshwater fish. In the second week you will have the opportunity to learn to dive, complete an Adriatic coastal ecology course, and participate in surveys for fish populations, molluscs and seagrass.


  • -Opportunity to work in the spectacular Krka river valley in an area with wolves, jackals and other keystone species.

  • -Only European based expedition that provides the opportunity to combine marine and terrestrial work.

  • -Home of the blind cave salamander- One of Attenborough's top 10 favorite animals to save from extinction.

  • -Dive in the Mljet National Park- the oldest marine national park in the Mediterranean.

  • -Help Operation Wallacea develop the most detailed biodiversity annual monitoring of key taxa yet undertaken in Croatia.

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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.


Krka National Park & Silba IslandKrka, Croatia






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

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