Operation Wallacea - Guyana

Location: Guyana: Rural Areas

Term: Summer

Program Duration: 2-4 Weeks

Dates: Year Round


1431 N Augusta St Staunton Staunton, VA 24401 United States

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Phone: 9739200487


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 Guyana project is a four-week expedition based in the heart of the Guiana Shield, in an incredibly remote area of Iwokrama. The Opwall project here is very much a true expedition, travelling over a period of four weeks through the forest collecting scientific data, in an area virtually undisturbed by man. Volunteers spend the first week or so in the base camp, followed by three weeks of canoes, forest, rough terrain and pitching camp every night, while doing surveys on a number of different aspects, such as herpetofauna, birds or mammals.


1. Part of the Guiana Shield, a huge expanse of undisturbed tropical rainforest and one of the last frontier forests on earth.

2. One of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet with a very high abundance of Neotropical megafauna.

3. Most remote of the forest expeditions.

4. Opportunity to examine whether logging can be managed to have minimal impact on biodiversity.

5. Partnership with Amerindian tribes eager to share traditional knowledge, tracking skills, bush skills, and medicine.

Travel Types
  • Hiking
  • Trekking
  • Nature Tours
  • Ecology
  • Camping
  • Birdwatching
  • Backpacking
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Cost in US$:

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Volunteer Types
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Wildlife
  • Veterinary Science
  • Volunteer Management
  • Reforestation
  • Environment
  • Conservation
  • Biological Research
  • Animal Welfare
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Participants Travel to Guyana

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
  • Other
Year Founded