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

Sunday, August 16, 2009

View from an Ecuadorian

One of my best experiences in the Yachana Reserve this week has been to practice English and teach Spanish with some of the volunteers on the expedition. But many interesting things have happened very quickly. The night walks have been my favourite activities, and in the last week I participated in amphibian transects, which was amazing. My job there was as scribe, writing down the information about the frogs and reptiles we found. It was a good but a rainy finish to the rainforest night walk.

Luis Ormaza, Yachana Technical High School student, paticipating with the GVI Amazon Expedition for August 2009.