This world we live on is a beautiful and diverse place. I want to dedicate my life to keeping it that way and sharing its beauty with you. To that end I will be joining Operation Wallacea as a research assistant in Honduras 2021, and I'm asking you for help to make that possible.
"Operation Wallacea (Opwall) is a conservation research organisation that is funded by, and relies on, teams of student volunteers who join expeditions for the opportunity to work on real-world research programmes alongside academic researchers.
Most science programmes abroad that deliver research outcomes are funded
on a short-term basis by grants with typically tightly restricted aims.
Long-term projects covering large bio-geographical scales that can
incorporate more than one ecosystem are rare. By adopting a volunteer
funded model, Opwall does not suffer from those restrictions and can
draw upon researchers from a wide range of different disciplines and
academic institutions, and create long-term research projects."
My name is Izabel and I am a Biology student at Uppsala University who wishes to work with conservation. So I don't just see joining Opwall as an amazing opportunity, but also as something vital. The work they do is important and is only possible because of student volunteers.
In order to make this dream come true I will need help from you. The money you donate will partly go towards my accommodation, food and transport, field equipment, field support staff, and flights and partly towards Opwall's research projects.
So not only will the money you donate go to a great cause, but I will also provide everyone who donates above 100 kr a unique digital photo taken at the expediton.
Like this one:
(None of the photos were taken in Honduras, they are just sample photos taken by me for your reference)
And as a special bonus there is a limited number of printed and framed photos for any who donate above 700 kr.
If you'd like to know more about what Opwall is doing please check out their blog: https://www.opwall.com/blog/
And if you have any questions you can email me at: [email protected]