Operation Wallacea - Honduras

Location: Honduras: Bay Islands, Rural Areas and 2 other cities

Term: Summer

Program Duration: 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 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 Honduras project has both a terrestrial component, based in Cusuco national park, and a marine component, based on the islands of Utila and Tela. One of Operation Wallacea's oldest sites, there are a large number of ongoing projects- all centred around monitoring the biodiversity change in a highly endangered environment. Volunteers can get involved with everything from herpetofauna surveys, to invertebrate surveys, bats, small mammals, coral and fish, among many other things. There's also the option of doing a canopy access experience.


1. Largest number of forest research scientists and most published research site in Honduras.

2. In the top 50 most irreplaceable forest sites in the world.

3. Data is used to protect forests based on their carbon and biodiversity value.

4. Opwall’s flagship Caribbean marine research site.

5. Highest recorded percentage of live coral coverage anywhere in the Caribbean.

6. Home to Opwall’s 3D coral reef monitoring initiative.

Degree Level


  • Zoology & Wildlife Sciences
  • Scuba
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ecology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biology
  • Animal Sciences
  • Spanish
  • English

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Volunteer Types
  • Wildlife
  • Veterinary Science
  • Parks
  • Conservation
  • Biological Research
  • Animal Welfare
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
  • Other
Year Founded