Opwall Honduras

Operation Wallacea Honduras – 2016

During the summer of 2016, I participated again in an Operation Wallacea project, this time Operation Wallacea Honduras. We walked transects and placed camera-traps. Overall we didn’t find too many tracks, mostly red brocket deer and some coati tracks and signs. The highlight was the find of a potential jaguar track near one of the camps. In the following weeks we found 3 different sets of tracks, so I got convinced it was a jaguar roaming around, but no luck on the cameras.

For the camera-trap study, we were working for a PhD student who was going to use the REM (Random Encounter Model). Although I’m quite sceptical about the method, it might have some good points.

BurdGIS provides a bit more information on the different camps Operation Wallacea is using in Cusuco National Park. 

Read more about my stories in Honduras, or check out the Opwall site from Mexico.

Operation Wallacea Honduras


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 …

Opwall once again, Cusuco National Park in Honduras this time…

Opwall Honduras 2016: another Operation Wallacea season The Journey to Honduras (it took a while to get some updates on this blog… but here is a bit of an update about my stay in Cusuco – also check out the Honduras page)Another field season had started in June 2016 (Opwall Honduras). My rough plans were going to Honduras for another field season with Operation Wallacea and afterwards head North the join Panthera Belize again for a short visit. So I …