Hi, I’m Marisa and I’m studying Biology in University of Oporto, Portugal. It was given to me the incredible opportunity to take part in a scientific expedition to Indonesia with Operation Wallacea. Since young ages I have been dreaming about becoming a wild-life biologist, conservationist and animal behavior analyst in order to understand animals better. This yearr I’ll be finishing my Biology degree, so I have decided to apply to the expedition of 2017.
I’m going to be a Research Assistant, collecting data, training, learning and helping scientists in the area of conservation and biodiversity. I'm going in a 2-week expedition where I’ll be at the jungle identifying species, learning about ecology and monitoring every types of animals, including big mammals, bats, butterflies, birds and amphibians and reptiles.
Indonesia is the largest island country in the world by the number of islands, which contributes to the isolation and a large number of unique evolutions for several species. The forests of this Wallacea region are one of the least biologically studied areas in the world and one of the most likely places to discover vertebrate species new to science. Operation Wallacea contributes the discovery of new species, conservation of forests and coral reefs, with a large number of publications.
For me to continue helping this project I need your donations. To take part in this project I need to raise 2000€ (1580£ or 2280$) to help in flights, equipment and training expenses.
I'll be very grateful for any contributions.
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