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

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Fun Continues....

It’s been a productive week for the mist-netting surveys, with 17 birds been successfully caught over a two day period, including six manakins.

Meanwhile, staff and volunteers are continuing to make the steady progress with the creating of the new mammal transects.

The trip to Salazar on Saturday to teach English to local children for the first time was fun and educational. The children, ranging in age from 3-8 years, learned to say hello, how are you, my name is.... and the English names for 7 animals they will commonly see. This was planned by the interns and delivered by Phil, with help from all the volunteers. This was followed by a piggy-back race and other games with the children.

Sat camp for the bird mist-netting project is in full swing, and everyone who managed to sleep in the jungle hammocks and avoid getting termites in their bag overnight has had a lot of fun.

Karen Lancaster - GVI Amazon volunteer, Oct-Dec 2010