Peruvian Amazon

In a small corner of the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve in North-Eastern Peru, I spent the summer working with local scientists to increase our understanding and help manage the forest. I and the other members of our team were welcomed with unparalleled kindness. Men who had once stalked these forests as poachers, now worked as field guides. The march of deforestation and oil exploration continues, but is fought at every turn.

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Rainforest Economics & Renaissance Art

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Sitting beside a huge cocha (oxbow lake) deep in the Peruvian Amazon one evening, I could only conclude that the folks behind illegal logging, had clearly never..

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The Amazon (part 2)

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Many of the local people had once been hunters, regaling us with stories of their fearsome face-to-face encounters with the Jaguar.

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The Amazon (part 1)

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A spotlight burst into life, momentarily panning across the far bank, before returning us to darkness. Adolfo slipped the blade of his hand carved hardwood paddle into molasses coloured water, adjusting the course of our dugout canoe with precision developed over a lifetime plying these waters.

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Friday Photo: Into the Amazon

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Traveling from the UK to our research camp in the Peruvian Amazon last year took four long days. By far the most enchanting part of the expedition was journeying from the bustling jungle city of Iquitos up into the Amazon’s smaller headwaters..

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Science and Expeditions

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Expeditions are about developing an understanding of the environment around you, and frequently – although it might not have been an intended outcome – an understanding of yourself..

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A little clip from the Amazon

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Chester Carr, a friend of mine from the Amazon has put together a great little video of our time there last year, it’s well worth a look.

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Friday Photo: Red Bellied Piranah

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There’s lots of fish in the Amazon. One with perhaps the most impressive reputation is the Piranha. To bust a popular myth, no they’re not..

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9 Do’s and Don’ts for living in the Amazon

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I’ve barely scratched the surface of rainforest living, with two expeditions adding up to only a couple of months. Nevertheless the learning curve was huge

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