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Harpy Diaries: Dad Swoops in During a Storm – But Why?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 4, 2017 1:30:00 PM / by Daniel Couceiro posted in Harpy Eagle, Tambopata wildlife, HarpyCam, eagle, harpy nest

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Greetings from Refugio Amazonas – I have just returned to our research site in Tambopata after a break, and have recently gone through HarpyCam´s footage of the past two weeks.

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Rainforest Research: The Bigger Picture

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 28, 2017 8:21:57 PM / by Paul Bertner posted in Amazon Research, Field Biology, Rainforests, Ecosystems, Biodiversity

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I'm an explorer, biologist and wildlife photographer specializing in macrophotography and integrated systems ecology. I travel the world's Equatorial rainforests to document and share the earth´s most diverse ecosystems to highlight the tremendous adaptations and diversity of the microfauna.

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A Citizen Scientist’s Amazon Experience

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 14, 2017 11:05:30 AM / by Nancy Barrickman posted in Sustainable Tourism, AmazonCam Tambopata, Wired Amazon, Discover a new species, Citizen science, Travel Credits

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A tropical rainforest inspires wonder no matter who you are. It is teeming with the bizarre and beautiful, and anyone who has the privilege of visiting these places comes away overwhelmed with amazement. Those feelings are heightened by engaging with the production of scientific knowledge. How do scientists delve into the mysteries of the forest? Can anyone become a scientist of the forest? How does participation in scientific inquiry deepen our appreciation of this place? 

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Harpy Diaries: The Story of Setting up the HarpyCam in Tambopata

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 7, 2017 2:25:54 PM / by Daniel Couceiro posted in Harpy Eagle, HarpyCam, Research in the Amazon

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Once you try the waters of Tambopata, you always come back!

Back in 2015, I had just wrapped up the project I was working on and I remember swimming in the Tambopata River. Gazing up at the canopy of dense trees, full of amazing animals species, and one of my friends told me: “Dani, keep in mind, once you try the waters of the Tambopata you will always come back!” At the time, I just laughed.

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The Succession Rhapsody: from sand to Amazon rainforest

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 10, 2017 9:40:35 AM / by Varun Swamy posted in Amazon, rainforest, Tambopata, Cecropia, beaches, succession, diversity, Cedro, dispersal

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I step off a boat and set foot onto a beach, my feet sinking slightly into the soft, fine sand. I pause for a second and contemplate the smooth, featureless terrain in front of me...and then I look further beyond and notice the almost solid green wall of lush vegetation, reminding me that I'm far from the coast and the ocean, in the middle of the Amazon rainforest.


Ground zero: rivers beaches in the Amazon basin are the blank canvas on which primary succession begins.. (Photo: Varun Swamy)
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HarpyCam is Live!

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 7, 2017 12:29:12 PM / by Daniel Couceiro posted in Harpy Eagle, birds, AmazonCam Tambopata

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The world´s first HarpyCam in Tambopata, Peru is powered by Rainforest Expeditions

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