Operation Wallacea Ecology & Science research opportunities in West Sussex (cost involved)

Explore Operation Wallacea where you can join field courses, conduct research with scientists, and make a real difference around the world.

Field Courses – Knepp Estate, West Sussex, England – ideal for those who are 16+

This project is based at the Knepp Estate in the Low Weald of Sussex, which is Britain’s premier and most famous rewilding site. Fallow and red deer, wild horses, long-horn cattle to mimic the effects of the extinct auroch and tamworth pig to mimic wild boar control the vegetation on this unique estate to produce a patchwork of different habitats. The course is aimed at those participating positioning themselves to be able to benefit from the anticipated explosive growth in career opportunities in wildlife management and climate change careers. Practicals are aimed at developing relevant skills for wildlife careers. Participants will get to go on a rewilding safari with one of the Knepp ecologists, which is an amazing chance to put things into perspective and really see how diverse the wildlife is at Knepp. There will be talks on the theory behind rewilding and in the evenings there will be presentations from professional ecologists or climate change specialists in how they developed their careers.

Register for a FREE online webinar to find out more, Tuesday 26th March: Click here to register

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Research Expeditions – ideal for those who will be 18+ at the time of travel

If you have an enthusiasm and interest in conservation and research you can join our international expeditions as a Research Assistant. Relatively few people have field experience working alongside real research projects and the Operation Wallacea research programme offers the opportunity to work with a range of academic teams to strengthen your CV and university applications, help you decide whether tropical field work is of interest for your future career and to be part of a conservation and community focussed research programme. Research Assistants are involved in a wide range of tasks on each research topic and help to gather primary data which is used by local authorities when thinking about local protection measures, and scientists producing peer reviewed papers.

Register for a FREE online webinar to find out more, Tuesday 19th March: Click here to register

Online Courses

For those students looking to develop their skills from home, we offer a real world training course and professional experience with world leading and unique conservation organisation which bridges the often separate worlds of conservation and business. Students will gain professional contacts around the world, a taste of a future in conservation, science and tuition from world leading experts all accessible from home. Choose from Science and Geography, Introduction to R Coding and Advanced R Coding.

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