By studying these populations, their breeding, and their genetics, researchers can arm themselves with the knowledge necessary to keep populations from going extinct. The information gathered here in non-threatenedTambopata- for example, successful artificial nest designs- can be used in areas where macaws are endangered, like Costa Rica and Mexico.
I've been working in theTambopata rainforest for almost a year now and I'm still continually impressed by the quantity of wildlife you can see over the course of several hours. Yesterday a bunch of tourists and I left Refugio Amazonas, took a 4.5 hour canoe ride upriver, and ended up in the Tambopata Research Center.
Just this week we saw a record THREE jaguars on one boat ride on the Tambopata!
During a photo tour we saw these awesome jaguars, part of the amazon rainforest wildlife. To not disappoint, the next day a big group of travelers saw two along the shore. This is a record for the area, while two have been seen on one trip more often, three have only been seen once before years ago. Check out the images below:
A group of scientists recently came together with park rangers and native communities to solve a difficult question:
How many tapirs are there in the Greater Madidi-Tambopata Landscape of northwest Bolivia and southeastern Tambopata Peru?