Operation Wallacea - Indonesia

Location: Indonesia: Rural Areas

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 Indonesia projects are based on Buton Island and the nearby Wakatobi island group, and are Opwall's longest running projects. The marine site alone has published over 90 scientific journals, and the forest site has described 21 new vertebrate species to science. The marine site also feeds data gathered from the reef monitoring programs directly back to the Indonesian government.

There are a large number of ongoing projects students can get involved with, with surveys on everything from the endemic Buton macaque down to herpetofauna and invertebrate species.


1. Learn to dive in the center of the Coral Triangle, the world’s most biodiverse reefs.

2. Endemic-rich forests with new species described and still more to be discovered.

3. Most published research site in the Coral Triangle and third most published terrestrial site in Sulawesi.

4. Most developed Opwall site for conservation interventions with carbon and seaweed projects.

Degree Level


  • Scuba
  • Zoology & Wildlife Sciences
  • Photography
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ecology
  • Biology
  • English

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Volunteer Types
  • Wildlife
  • Veterinary Science
  • Environment
  • Biological Research
  • Conservation
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
  • Other
Year Founded