Yearly Archives: 2015

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Lucy Dablin Interview – Mongabay September 2015

The following is a recent article published on Mongabay.com about Lucy Dablin, Co-Founder and Research Consultant for the ARCAmazon Project. At age 26, Lucy Dablin has contributed to the conservation of over 11,120 acres of rainforest. Dablin co-founded a production company and is using film to connect conservation to the […]

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Brief Intro to Camera Traps

Camera traps are an invaluable tool for researchers wishing to study the occupancy and species diversity of an area. Using LED sensors to capture heat and light stimuli, these cameras have thus far been able to reveal much of the incredible mammalian diversity found at LPAC (Las Piedras Amazon Center). […]

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Brazil Nuts – La Castana

Bertholletia excelsa, also known as the Brazil nut, is an important part of an intact rainforest ecosystem, as well as an important part in the local economy. These colossal trees are found in Guyana, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, Colombia and of course Brazil. The leading exporters of this nut are Bolivia, […]

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BIG Tree Project

….and we have lift off!! Do you want to see the ARC Project forest from a bird’s eye view? This fun short film was created by the BIG Tree Project team during their recent adventure (using eco-drones and more) up the Las Piedras River. Good work team!

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Aguaje (Mauritia flexuosa)

An acquired taste for some, but very popular on the streets of Puerto Maldonado. We love aguaje (Mauritia flexuosa)! A favorite for macaws and humans. The unmistakable call for “aguaje, aguajina…” is shouted by sellers across urban markets in the Peruvian Amazon. The palm grows in Trinidad, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, […]

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Amazon River Flow

The Amazon River flows east across the continent of South America, dumping vast amounts of water into the Atlantic Ocean each day. But at one point, the river actually flowed from east to west and, for a time, in both directions at once. When the continents of South America and […]

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