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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 Romania project is based in the Tarnava Mare region in Transylvania, in a series of remote saxon villages focused on traditional farming methods. The Opwall teams are completing surveys of the region to assess the effectiveness of maintaining these practices in protecting this outstanding area, as well as conducting surveys on the biodiversity of the region. The projects focus on everything from plant and butterfly life to large mammals - including boar and deer, as well as looking at livestock levels and more agriculture based impacts.
- Field survey techniques and seeing some of the amazing Transylvania wildlife including bears