Romania 2008

Romania 2008: Carpathian Mountains & Brasov

Romania 2008 Carpathian Mountains & Brasov This article contains some affiliate links. By using the affiliate links to book/buy a product, Wildlife Impulse will get a small commission without additional cost to you. A flashback to one of my first self-arranged hiking trips in Europe. Why? I took a travel writing course and it brought back good memories which could be an inspiring story for my readers. It’s about my experiences in Romania as a young inexperienced traveller. Back in 2008, my and my brother went for a trip together to the Carpathian Mountains in Romania. We heard about … Read more

Isla Holbox Whale shark

Isla Holbox: whale sharks and relaxing

Isla Holbox: Whale Sharks & Relaxing Holbox Whale Shark Tour – Isla Holbox is a great place to take some rest, exactly what I needed. Besides the relaxed atmosphere, Holbox is known for its whale shark tours. The village offers opportunities for both budget travellers and more exclusive travellers. Isla Holbox is accessible from the air and by bus. I took a bus from Cancun. Visit August 2015 Whale shark tour Last minute we decided to join a whale shark tour, snorkelling with whale sharks, but it was much more. This was a great experience. Our first goal was the … Read more

Exploring High Tatras - Aug 2017

Exploring the High Tatras – Slovakia (Aug 2017)

Exploring the High Tatras  Mountain-biking in the Tatras – Too enthusiastic to take on the downhill part, we didn’t pay attention to the disappearing light, soon we were biking in an ever getting darker environment. A shadow was moving in the dark just about 100m in front of us. Our adrenaline level was rising and we focused hard to make out the contours of this creature. We whispered “Could it be another bear?” After the great success in April, I returned to Slovakia. This time to explore more of the High Tatras, as some of these trails are only … Read more

Exploring Tatra Region-April 2017

Exploring the High Tatra Region (Slovakia – April 2017)

  Exploring Nature in the Tatra Region, Slovakia (April 2017) April 2017 – I have been to Slovakia several times during winter (White Wilderness 2012-2017) and I figured out I haven’t seen Slovakia in spring or summer. During winter, the High Tatras are all covered in snow and inaccessible. In April (2017), I and a couple of friends explored the Tatra area around Poprad, Slovakia. During this trip, we visited the High Tatras, the Low Tatras, Slovak Paradise and Poloniny National Park. Although the High Tatras were still quite inaccessible, we had some great sightings and adventures, from early … Read more

Botswana Adventures- Mini-Series

Botswana Adventures: Mini Docu Series

Botswana Adventures Mini Docu Series Back in 2014, I ‘ve spent some time in Southern Africa, including Botswana. I have found some unprocessed footage and I gave it a try to turned it into a little video series “Botswana Adventures. This series will cover Chobe National Park (Wiki). The last video was filmed in Moremi National Park (Moremi Game Reserve). Once a week I will post a new video. In total there will be 6 videos published. For updates, check the Wildlife Impulse Facebook page and/or subscribe to the Wildlife Impulse YouTube Channel. DISCLAIMER: This article contains a small number … Read more

Operation Wallacea review

Review of two Operation Wallacea terrestrial sites

Operation Wallacea Terrestrial Sites Mexico and Honduras The aim of this article is to give some more information on two research sites of Operation Wallacea (Opwall) which I visited as a staff member. More specifically, Calakmul (terrestrial research site of Opwall Mexico) and Cusuco (terrestrial research site of Opwall Honduras). Although I intend to help potential participants to further explore the options and make a decision on which Opwall site to visit, I want to stress out it’s my own opinion and thoughts. Learn more about other volunteer options. I will first describe my roles and activities, where after I … Read more

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Urban Wildlife: Camera trapping in Belgium

In this article, I want to highlight a couple stories about camera trapping in Belgium. I’m using my Bushnell trail cameras to investigate which animals are there or what they are doing. Belgium has a quite high human density, so most of this stories are related to Urban Wildlife. Wondering what a camera trap is: check out my other blog post about the basics of camera traps. Pine Marten (Martes martes) on a camera trap My first story is a bit less about Urban wildlife, but about the more secretive mustelid species, the Pine marten. It was early 2012, … Read more

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White Wilderness 2017 – Slovakia

10 Pack, a bear sighting, and a wolf sighting! It was January 2017, so if you’ve seen the rest of my blog, it’s quite clear I like to spend my winters in Slovakia. This winter I joined the White Wilderness Project from the Slovak Wildlife Society again. Maybe it was going to be my last year, maybe not. One thing was for sure, I was going to enjoy some more winter snow tracking in the Slovak mountains and make some good friends and create some nice stories to join me for the rest of my life. I couldn’t wish … Read more

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Visiting Bieszczady Mountains (Poland)

This is Poland! How it began With a seven-headed strong team, we left Belgium in a mini-van. Our destination was Bieszczady National Park in Poland. Bieszczady region is part of the Carpathian Mountains and is found in the border area between Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine. We were all biologists/nature minded people, so our goal was to enjoy the nature and snow, and put some effort in seeing some of the local wildlife. We definitely succeeded in our mission… After driving all night (changing drivers obviously), we finally arrived in Bieszczady. We booked a couple of rooms in ‘Pensjonat Antos’, … Read more

Belize-2016

Fieldwork with Panthera Belize: Part 2 [2016]

I went from Honduras to Belize to join Panthera Belize again for a bit of fieldwork. I joined them as a volunteer last year, and I had a great experience (read more about it here). I had an amazing time there, so I was eager to meet up with them once again. This time I just stayed for a short period time.  A short description of what you can expect in this blog post: Travel to Belize Fielwork Last Day – Jaguar Sighting! Support Jaguar Research Travel to Belize I was on the island of Utila, Honduras, and I had … Read more