The End of an Era

After over 6 years of intensive research and community development work in and around the Yachana Reserve, GVI Amazon is coming to a close. We have finished our final research project (look forward to our Road Effects paper, coming soon!) and are handing over the project to our partner, The Yachana Foundation. They will continue to maintain and monitor the reserve, using it as an hands-on science education center for students -- we're very excited to see what fabulous things this next generation of scientists find! For more detail on GVI Amazon's closure, and our accomplishments over the years, please read on...
GVI Amazon Closure Statement

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Dan and Nandy's Frog Fest!

The darkness of the night was drawing in and everyone had finished dinner. After a busy day everyone was tired and going to bed except for Dan and Nandy who couldn’t resist the call of the frogs. All geared up and ready to go they set off and within a few paces the first two frogs had been found. They were so close to camp everyone was thrown into a frenzy and dashed off to see them. “Don’t lose them!” Nandy shouted as he ran off to fetch his camera. After all the commotion most people headed back to bed and everything was quiet except for the frogs. Nandy and Dan were alone once again. They were ready to head into the darkness of the swamp and the frog fest began. In the space of an hour around five different species were found including a couple of undeveloped tadpoles that were braving it for the first time out of their aquatic world. Nandy and Dan eventually emerged from the depths of the mystic swamp and cooked up some marshmallows. That night they slept a blissful slumber and dreamt of frogs.