Tag Archive for: Puerto Maldonado

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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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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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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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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Memories from a Jungle Town

The time is approaching when I shall be saying farewell to Fauna Forever, to Puerto Maldonado with its dusty streets, tree-lined plazas and millions of motorbikes, to the project house with its airy rooms and cool stone floors, to the lush green jungle full of mystery and unknown sights and sounds, and to my family […]

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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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Keeping You Up to Date with FFT – by Laura Wells

Well, a lot has happened here since my last blog, which was…coming up for two weeks ago now. Wow, it doesn’t feel like I’ve been here that long. So, as I said, Kim and I went to the Jungle, just for a couple of days. That was awesome, my first time in the jungle and […]

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Amazon Fun – by Laura Wells

Hi all! I’m the new intern here at Fauna Forever Tambopata. My Name’s Laura Wells and I’m a 3rd year Environmental Science student from England, doing a year in industry as part of my course.

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