We are two YR13 students from Writhlington School with a passion for wildlife, conservation and ecology and understand the need to promote and educate others less fortunate than ourselves.
As volunteers, the money we raise will go towards our helping with vital research and data collection to support the conservation of biodiversity in the Mexican Mayan Jungle and Akumal areas. We will be directly involved in the importance of conservation management with the ultimate goal of advising and guiding the local people in the global need for conservation. These areas which are part of the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve hold the largest remaining strongholds of endangered mammals such as Jaguars and Tapir to name but a few. The data collected by us will be used to help apply for necessary and vital long-term funding from the Mexican government to help prevent wildlife hunting and deforestation.
This is just a small part of the important conservation work Operation Wallacea are involved in, for more detailed information about the importance of Operation Wallace or if you would like to volunteer yourself, please visit their website www.opwall.com.