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Earthwatch at 50: Alan Wright's story

Since 2001, Alan Wright has surveyed Australia's vanishing frog populations, assisted with butterfly conservation in Vietnam, and contributed to Earthwatch research in the Pantanal Wetlands in South America. His last expedition in 2016 was to Mongolia, trapping and testing the Argali sheep.

“The only challenge is choosing which expedition to join!”

Alan has always understood the powers of the environment to inspire and heal. He undertook a science degree at the Open University, whilst teaching in a residential special needs school and set up a countryside trust for people with learning difficulties on a registered organic farm. Here he enabled people to come and work with cows and chickens and to undertake organic gardening.

“I’ve always admired Earthwatch because it does things. It doesn’t talk about it, it just gets on and finds the facts.”

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