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.
The Guyana project is a 4 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.