Tag Archive for: herpetofauna

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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Video of Herpetofauna Team Catching Young 2.5 meter Anaconda (Eunectes murinus)

. Fauna Forever volunteers working in the Las Piedras area of Tambopata in Peru’s Amazon Rainforest caught a juvenile Anaconda. The team of herpetofauna experts and volunteers were able to take important research data and observations about the animal before releasing it safely back into the wild. Caught by: Brian Crnobrna Age: Juvenile Sex: Female […]

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First Days in the Jungle – by Patrick Champagne, Canada

On May 7th I left Canada with three heavy bags and a craving for adventure that could only be satisfied by exploring dangerous jungles with a machete and a compass. Actually, it was nothing like that. I was nervous and dreaded the 24 hours of travel that I was about to begin. The trip was […]

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Video of Rainbow Boa (Epicrates cenchria) [Esp. Boa Arcoiris] in the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest

Rainbow Boa (Epicrates cenchria) [in Spanish = Boa Arcoiris) 1.5 meters total length Found at 22:30h On the trail system at the Malinowski Ranger Station In small piece of terra firme forest ~10 meters from a large Brazil nut tree 2-3 Spiney rats seen in close proximity to the Brazil nut tree at the same […]

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Hot Spots – by Brian Crnobrna

Somewhere deep in the canyons of your mind you may remember the last edition of “how to herp in the Amazon,” in which I mentioned some of the best habitats and places in a rainforest to view reptiles and amphibians (leaves, trunks, vines, ant nests, and buttresses).  While these are all good tips, the reality […]

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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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Herp Haunts of the Amazon – by Brian Crnobrna

To answer the most simple of questions regarding Amazon herping, I want to take this blog to outline all the places one should look in order to find reptiles and amphibians.  It is the most common question I receive, since many people are understandably overwhelmed by the rainforest habitat, and despite all the things that […]

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