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

Monday, October 24, 2011

INTERN CORNER: GVI Amazon goes to Germany!

Country Director note: Our latest conservation expedition, Phase 114 (Sept - Dec 2011) is in full swing and the new volunteers, interns & staff are doing great. I'll be putting up lots of exciting blogs from them over the next few weeks, but first, I wanted to share an awesome example of how GVI volunteers & interns can continue to support our work from back home, talking about their adventures and helping to raise awareness about environmental and community issues in the rainforest. All it takes is a little dedication and some good planning to organize or support an educational event like the one below, led by Anja Robel, a standout 6-month intern who did her work placement in the Kichwa community of Sani Isla. Anja, you're an inspiration... THANK YOU!!!
If any of you readers are in Germany, please go & support Anja & hear about all the fantastic work she did in Ecuador. -- Blaine Clarke, Country Director, Ecuador - Amazon

Living in the Rainforest on the Rio Napo

Thanks to GVI I was able to make a lifetime experience in the rainforest of Ecuador. In 6 unforgettable months I have seen amazing nature, met many inspiring people and experienced a very different lifestyle.

Being confronted with the destruction of the forest we all depend on and the struggle of the indigenous people made me come back with a new perspective.
I want to share my experience in a little presentation in my home town Leipzig.

Where_ tapir store, Leipzig/Germany
When_ Tuesday 01/11/2011
entry is free

Anja Robel, GVI Amazon Long-term Conservation Intern, Jan - June 2011