The Wallace Correspondence Project's (WCP) primary funding ended on the 31st December 2020 and the project is now 'ticking over' until funds can be found to produce volume 1 of Wallace's correspondence. We really hope that this 600 page book can be put together and printed in time for the 200th anniversary of Wallace's birth in 2023, but in order for this to happen funds are needed to employ 2 staff full-time for 2 years. The project's director Dr George Beccaloni is currently working part-time on the project (along with five volunteers) and his primary task is to try to secure the money required. George's part-time work is being paid for by past donations made by SeaTrek Sailing Adventures, as a thank you for lecturing to guests on its amazing Wallace-themed natural history cruises in Indonesia. Due to Covid most cruises have sadly had to be cancelled, but it is hoped that they will resume in the latter half of 2021. George has been booked to lecture on the trips below, all of which will raise much needed money for the project. On these trips guests will see some of the most incredible natural history sights the 'Malay Archipelago' has to offer - orang-utans, birds-of-paradise, manta rays, giant birdwing butterflies, and some of the most biodiverse and pristine coral reefs on planet Earth. Why don't you treat yourself to a holiday of a lifetime and benefit a scholarly project of global importance!?
[All the photos on this page were taken by George on past trips. Clicking the links in green below will take you to a page of information about the trip]
In the Footsteps of Wallace in the Malay Archipelago (Sarawak, Malaysia - Bali, Indonesia), a tour with Jon Baines Tours: 16 Sept. - 1 Oct.
In Search of Wallace and his Living Treasures (Ternate, Indonesia - Sorong, Indonesia), a cruise with SeaTrek Sailing Adventures: 4 - 15 Oct.
Jewels of Raja Ampat (Sorong, Indonesia - Sorong, Indonesia), a cruise with SeaTrek Sailing Adventures: 18 - 27 Oct.
In Search of Wallace and his Living Treasures (Ternate - Sorong), a cruise with SeaTrek Sailing Adventures: 23 Jan. - 3 Feb.
Luxury cruise through Indonesia (Australia - Singapore), a cruise with Silversea Cruises: 10 - 23 April
ARTICLES ABOUT SOME OF GEORGE'S PREVIOUS TRIPS
A voyage through Indonesia: tropical reefs and fearless free-divers in the eastern isles. National Geographic Traveller. 2020.
In Wallace's footsteps. BBC Wildlife Magazine, 2020.
An evolutionary moment discovering the 'Galapagos of the East'. The Telegraph, 2019.
An Indonesian adventure in the wake of Alfred Russel Wallace. Financial Times, 2019.