Malta and Italy Office Contacts - Operation Wallacea

Malta and Italy Office Contacts

Malta Office Manager: Nathan Adams B.Sc. (Hons) (Melit.), M.Env.Sc., EPt, LEED Green Associate, AMIEnvSc


Nathan joined his first Operation Wallacea expedition to Indonesia as a Research Assistant in 2011. He has returned to Indonesia on numerous occasions as a bat scientist and has since coauthored several bat biodiversity guides and a scientific paper (Lowland rainforest bat communities of Buton Island, Southeast Sulawesi, including new regional records). Graduated from his 2017 Master of Environmental Science programme at the University of Toronto, Nathan has also interned at the Canadian Federal Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development to address issues related to Biodiversity Conservation and to help facilitate the filing of petitions related to the Environment and Climate Change.

Nathan’s unique experience in addressing wildlife conservation issues within Indonesian tropical rainforests, the Small Island State of Malta and the Canadian Federal Government has exposed him to Environmental Protection and Climate Action from different angles and cultural norms. Having organized expeditions for nearly 100 Maltese students, Nathan is passionate about his work with Operation Wallacea and aims to motivate young scientists to join wildlife conservation research expeditions worldwide. Operation Wallacea in Malta provides Sixth Form and University students with the life-changing opportunity to apply concepts of their science material with professional scientists at biodiversity hotspots across the world.


Italy Office Manager and Biodiversity Research Presenter and Schools Advisor: Sqn Ldr Mick Wright


Sqn Ldr Mick Wright BSc(Hons) CBiol FSB was Head of Biology and held other senior positions at a series of schools until his recent retirement from Radley College, one of the UK’s top independent schools. Mick is a widely travelled biologist who has lived and worked in Africa as well as teaching in the UK.  Mick became involved with Operation Wallacea as a staff member at our Honduras site in 2013. He is now looking forward to managing our Italy office, as well as working with Schools across the world.