Tag Archive for: research

Peru and Brazil, by Jinnie Yeo

This is a blog entry by the very talented travel writer, photographer and good friend of Dave’s, Jinnie Yeo.  Jinnie, Jo, Alex and Brendon (Dave’s friends from London) came to visit him in Peru in May 2013 and had a chance to see what Fauna Forever does in the rainforest.  If you want to know […]

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Corresponding with Caiman – by FF Journalist Giles Crosse

Patrick Champagne, a Fauna Forever researcher, is set to carry out a groundbreaking study into population densities of Paleosuchus trigonatus, a widely distributed species of caiman found in South America. “Unlike other crocodilians there have been insufficient resources applied to the study of this species. Most of the literature on this species derives from studies […]

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Mongabay Feature: Jaguars, tapirs, oh my!: Amazon explorer films shocking wildlife bonanza in threatened forest

Story courtesy of Mongabay.com Watching a new video by Amazon explorer, Paul Rosolie, one feels transported into a hidden world of stalking jaguars, heavyweight tapirs, and daylight-wandering giant armadillos. This is the Amazon as one imagines it as a child: still full of wild things. In just four weeks at a single colpa (or clay […]

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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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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 in San Antonio

“Nothing goes as planed”, “You cant plan your week”, “Tell me this morning” are all phrases that I heard frequently this field phase. It is because when you are in the jungle, nothing, no matter how structured, goes as planed. This was probably the most important lesson learned this phase. Not only is it true […]

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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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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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An Interview with Researcher Mary Dinsmore – by Laura Wells

28-08-2010. Laura Wells (Fauna Forever intern) interviewed Mary Dinsmore, a researcher stationed at the Amazon Conservation Association’s research station in the Madre de Dios region of the Peruvian Amazon, named CICRA: Name: Mary Dinsmore From: Omaha, Nebraska  

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Coming Home – by Ashley Anne Wick

Hopefully the title of this entry is not misleading – although my recent visit to my homeland (the US, mainly Iowa and Chicago) was absolutely refreshing, I am back in Amazonia and as happy as ever. These days the act of returning to Explorer’s Inn on the Tambopata feels as much like returning home as […]

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More week 3 – by Sofia Prado

What an outstanding day for the bird team today! As usual it started out at 5 am and into the forest we tromped. Like every other day we opened up our mist nets at 6 am sharp. Then, as usual we wait and have our breakfast sitting on the leaf litter of the forest. I […]

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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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