Conservation and Environment in Peru: Monthly Updates
Monthly Updates from 2017
The rains have started to fall bringing much needed relief and rejuvenation to the forest. This signals a time of plenty as trees start to produce fruits and animals give birth to coincide with the availability of more food. Longer days and cooler temperatures mean that whole jungle seems more alive and it is a great time to experience the Amazon and its diversity of wildlife. With such an explosion of activity it is no surprise that we have captured some spectacular footage on our motion sensor cameras. Animals that we have not seen for a long time and even a new species for the reserve. Elsewhere, the birth of hundreds of baby turtles and the release of many animals back into the wild has made the last few weeks truly memorable.
With the arrival of our busy season volunteers congregated from all over the world to participate in our many projects deep in the Peruvian Amazon. It is a great time of year to be in the jungle as the rivers drop and huge beaches appear welcoming annual migrant birds such as storks and skimmers. The turtles haul themselves up on to the beaches to lay their precious eggs and animals become more active as they wander the forest in search of food as the dry season takes its toll. With so many helping hands and visits from old friends it has been a very successful couple of months and plenty to report on…
My apologies for taking so long to bring you the latest news from Taricaya and our jungle paradise. We have been incredibly busy and time has flown by as we continue to conserve and protect our piece of the Amazon, the world’s richest ecosystem. These past weeks we have restarted our motion camera survey, with astonishing results; continued our biodiversity research, received a visit from a National Geographic film crew and much more. As usual, where to begin?
With the New Year the rainy season has arrived with a vengeance. The rainforest was suffering as a result of an abnormally dry end to last year and so plants and animals alike are rejuvenated as heavy rains fell. This is a vibrant time of year to walk through the jungle as many birds are nesting, animals come together for protection as food is now abundant and frogs chirp out mating and territory calls over freshly filled swamps.
Monthly Updates from 2016
As the year comes to a close it has been another exciting and pioneering twelve months in the Amazon rainforest. Our biodiversity research has reached even greater heights, we have been recognised internationally for our work once again, the turtle project has carried over into its 12th year, our partnership with Animal Defenders International strengthens, the rescue centre flourishes and so much more....
What a busy few weeks it has been here at Taricaya. As the long dry season continues to stretch out it has enabled us to achieve a huge amount before the expected onslaught of the rains in the coming weeks.
As many countries enter the long summer vacations at Taricaya we prepared for our busy season with many helping hands arriving in the form of our 2 week special volunteers.
First of all my apologies in the delay in getting this latest update to you but as you will see we have been incredibly busy. We have been preparing for the upcoming turtle season, studying our spectacled bears, rebuilding animal enclosures and much more.
Another busy few weeks in the jungle has seen us open up our mist nets, modify our second bear enclosure, visit our Ese’eja neighbours and amazingly the capture an relocation of a wild jaguar. The first ever operation of its kind in Peru!
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