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The Story of a Girl’s Heart, Stolen in the Amazon – by Office Intern Cora Chan

Introduction: An anthropology student from Hong Kong going to Puerto Maldonado in Peru to do a summer internship in a non-profit organization called Fauna Forever. It was 15 June 2013. The girl arrived at Puerto Maldonado in Peru and pleasantly greeted by a wonderful wooden lodge in the middle of bushes and trees—it is the […]

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Jungle Madness 101

Some say it´s a myth, born from rubber barons in the early 1990´s, claiming it was spread by ¨savage natives¨ who would shoot any intruder with a poison dart, rendering them insane for the duration of their stay in the jungle. However modern day explorers know this is not the case. Jungle madness, as the […]

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La experiencia Fauna Forever

La gran ilusión de uno de mis hijos, gran aficionado a la Naturaleza y fotografía, era y es recorrer la selva amazónica para la “captura” de toda clase de bichos. Tras una minuciosa búsqueda por Internet, optó por registrarse como voluntario en la Asociación “Fauna Forever” del 8 al 18 de Julio 2012. Conociendo mis aficiones, […]

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A behavioural observation of two Didelphis marsupialis (Common Opossum)

…The transect began at 18:30, which seems to be a good time for mammals. About that time everyone starts moving around, foraging, hunting, hiding in the darkness. The trail itself ran loosely towards the river, dipping from terra firme into floodplain, crossing clear streams with sandy beds on fallen giant trees before abruptly turning east […]

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The Truth About Gold – A School Paper by Sofia Prado (FF Intern)

“Gold is a child of Zeus, neither moth nor rust devoureth it, but the mind of man is devoured by this supreme possession.” -Pindar, fifth century BCE Gold has been a symbol of wealth and power since the first gleam was caught by the human eye.  Wedding rings, Olympic medals, crowns, Oscars, Grammys, money, no […]

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The Jungle´s Got Me Now

There is a guy on our team that has a joke that he´s going to grow a wild beard, bang 2 machetes together and say with crazy eyes “The jungle´s got you now!”, but it couldn´t be more true. I have been here for 4 weeks, one of those was camping, while the rest have […]

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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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Juice the dog

I wandered through the market one day collecting the usual staples for the Fauna Forever house and rounded a corner, finding myself face to face with a pair of dogs. Through some of my errands I had found myself in a veterinarians office earlier that day talking about spaying and neutering in the area. The […]

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A Dual Sighting – by Brian Crnobrna

A dual sighting. There are some transects that are totally boring when you don’t find anything. On most transects you find a few common species and move on to the next. Then there are transects when you see truly unique and amazing animals. Still other transects are plagued with so many little problems that it […]

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Interview with Chris Kirkby

Intern Laura interviewed Fauna Forever’s principal investigator and director, Chris Kirby, on the 5th of September 2010, while he spent a few days with us in Puerto Maldonado. Laura: Hi Chris! Chris: Hi Laura! Laura: Thanks for taking the time out to talk to me. Let’s start with where are you from? Chris: No problem. […]

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The Inambari Dam Project: Nature vs. Power – by Chris Kirkby

By Chris Kirkby -  Principal Investigator, Fauna Forever International media is once again turning its attention to the Amazon rainforests of south-eastern Peru, a spectacular wilderness area and biodiversity hotspot dominated by world famous national parks such as Manu and Bahuaja-Sonene where jaguars and giant otters still roam free and unaffected. What is drawing their […]

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