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 23, 2010

Football, Thunderstorms and Dirty Pots!

Extract from a longer blog by Phil Brown, GVI Amazon Conservation Intern - Oct 2010-Mar 2011. For the full story please click here.

...After a weekend of washing up, termite control, gutter clearing, dressing up as super heroes, early morning bird spotting, a bit of revision, a good game of footie and eating jacket potatoes, I am now looking forward to a week of surveys. This week I will be doing a bird point count, setting up some sand pads to hopefully get some mammal tracks, going on a bird mist net session and learning how to use GPS to locate points on and map the reserve.

Living in the Amazon working on the GVI expedition is hard work. In the week you are busy doing surveys, at the weekend you are busy doing

camp duties and making links with the local communities and trying to learn as much as you can about the local flora and fauna. When you do get chance to chill out o

r have a bit of fun, it makes it all the more worth it. If you are thinking about coming out here, DO IT! It is great, just come prepared to work hard and learn lots.