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Weʼre raising £300 to Megan's Expedition to Mexico as a Research Assistant.

Cheadle, Staffordshire
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Hello, i am really hoping you can help me raise the last £300 for my 4 week expedition as a Research Assistant to Mexico this summer. I have worked and raised £2,200.00 myself and just need help with the last £300.

During the first two weeks of the expedition i will be based in Majan jungle, Calakmul. Calakmul contains diverse and abundant wildlife with many endemic species, this is one of the reasons Calakmul is a UNESCO World Heritage Site of Culture and Nature. However, over the last 10 years the reserve has experienced a notable reduction in rainfall. I will spend two weeks monitoring data on birds, bats, herpetofauna, butterflies, ungulates, felids and primates to help evaluate the impact of climate change and changing rainfall patterns on the abundance of fauna to help determine when and where mitigation should be used to restore water sources.

During the second two weeks i will be based in Akumal Bay. Tourism in Akumal Bay has steadily increased over the last 20 years, more hotels are being built to accommodate tourists leading to the; loss of important nesting habitats for turtles, loss of mangrove habitat that cleans water and prevents sediment from washing onto the reef and too many people snorkelling too close to the turtles.I will be conducting research focussed on assessing the efficacy of the newly formed marine protected area on the abundance and health of seagrasses and the impact of snorkel tours on the abundance, health and behaviour of sea turtles.

If any of my friends could help by donating, it would mean the world to me and will help me to gain essential experience for my future career.

Thank you, Megan x

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    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 21, 2018

      Good Luck Megan x

      £100.00

    • Heidi Lamburn

      Heidi Lamburn

      May 19, 2018

    • Nicola  Andrews

      Nicola Andrews

      May 19, 2018

      Have a wicked time love me and chelsey xx

      £50.00

    • Jill Brittlebank

      Jill Brittlebank

      May 16, 2018

      Megan, hope you have an amazing adventure.

      £25.00

    • Ellarose Silvester

      Ellarose Silvester

      May 16, 2018

    • Fiona Bostock

      Fiona Bostock

      May 16, 2018

      Good luck Megs .. hope all goes well xxx

      £20.00

    • Kathryn Boulton

      Kathryn Boulton

      May 16, 2018

      Good luck Megan Love Kate, Dom and James

      £10.00

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