Tag Archive for: biodiversity

Camera Trapping in the Amazon

 Lucy Dablin, queen of camera traps in Tambopata gives us her best tips for camera trapping in the jungle -Lucy has experimented with a camera grid system and double pairing of cameras to catch spots on individual animals like jaguars, ocelots and more, as well as animals with distinctive scars and markings. Set the sensitivity […]

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Dung beetle studies

  The Fauna Forever intern program receives many applications for students interested in completing a research project with us in the rainforest. One of our applicants this year was Kate. Kate came to Fauna Forever for 2 months and completed a research project on dung beetles in the Tambopata. In this interview she explains what […]

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Caiman abundance in Tambopata

The Fauna Forever intern program receives many applications for students interested in completing a research project with us in the rainforest. One of our applicants this year was Ruben. Ruben came to Fauna Forever for 2 months and completed a research project on caiman in the Tambopata area. In this interview he explains what he […]

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Thoughts on Tropical Rainforest Ecology & Conservation – by Zinan Cheng

The rainforest thrives on cutthroat competition.  The valued human ethos of cooperation, empathy, and harmony have little place in the relationships that occur in the wild.  The biodiversity here relies on the combative relationship with other species as it does the enormous abundance of biomass available.  The most colorful and deadly species have arisen due […]

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Week 2 – by Sofia Prado

Every morning I wake up at 6 am if not before then by my own tummy. My body has set time to my new environment. The Tambopata area is breathtaking. Frankly the only reason I would leave is to bring my family and pets here to settle. It is the most magical place I have […]

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