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Job Opportunity – Sales Administrator (London)

Job Opportunity – Sales Administrator (London)

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for a career driven individual with a passion for travel, wildlife and conservation.

Crees is a small charitable foundation working in one of the most remote and biodiverse parts of the south eastern Peruvian Amazon, the Manu Biosphere Reserve.
The role will be working from our UK, London office with travel to Peru as and when required.

This is a sales support role where successful candidates will be dealing with enquiries and processing of our..

Crees Classes: how to celebrate Christmas in the jungle

Crees Classes: how to celebrate Christmas in the jungle

It’s a quiet morning in the project room at the Manu Learning Centre. There’s the usual hum of insects in the background, interrupted only by the shuffling of papers and soft clicking of keyboards, as research staff mull over data sheets from their early morning surveys and begin data entry on their computers.

It’s business as usual, as some would say – unless you count the woman sat at the table dressed as a reindeer.

Yes, Kat Mataya is on a mission to bring Christmas, as she knows it, to..

The Manu Learning Centre: a great place to overcome fears

The Manu Learning Centre: a great place to overcome fears

In my mind, I drive a Subaru Outback, backpack across the United States, and am always in search of my next adventure. In reality, my husband Rob and I live in suburban Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. I drive a minivan and live on a cul-de-sac street. I get motion sickness easily, which makes me a very anxious traveler, a real joy to be next to on a plane. If that is not enough, I’ve not really traveled extensively, but I have been on the highest peak on the east coast, Mt. Mitchell, a..

Looking back with Juvenal: a video by Bidisha Das

Looking back with Juvenal: a video by Bidisha Das

Bidisha Das is a documentary filmmaker from India whose interest in the connection between people and their environment has taken her from the rainforest of northeast India to the Peruvian Amazon. She is currently the Crees Foundation’s first Media Intern and will be completing the work phase of her programme in October 2015. Learn more below about her motivation behind making this short film and the production process. 

The Manu Learning Centre is a place where people come from different..

New to the crew: meet Dr Chris Beirne

New to the crew: meet Dr Chris Beirne

We’re proud to announce that Dr Chris Beirne will be joining the Crees Foundation as Field Research Coordinator at the Manu Learning Centre. His PhD and work with the University of Exeter may have kept him in southwest England for the past four years, but Chris is no stranger to the Amazon rainforest.

Most recently, Chris led a six-week expedition in Manu Biosphere as chief scientist for British Exploring Society. But earlier this year, he completed a month-long independent expedition to the

This plastic planet: how bottles are being [re]used in the Amazon

This plastic planet: how bottles are being [re]used in the Amazon

A group of vultures sits perched high up on a cecropia tree. Hungry and impatient, they spread their wings and point their focus below – it won’t be long now before the intruders leave and they can return to their meal.

On the menu is carrion, of a kind, but this heaving, fly-ridden mass does not resemble an animal. Sadly, it’s the leftover ‘flesh’ of a consumer society.

It’s not a difficult task to find a crystalline swimming hole or patch of undisturbed primary forest in Manu Biosphere, but..

The way it was: a photographic journey into Manu Learning Centre history

The way it was: a photographic journey into Manu Learning Centre history

Imagine landing in a foreign country prepared to volunteer for eight weeks in the Amazon.

You’ve packed the bare necessities, an ample supply of mosquito repellent, and maybe even thrown in a small indulgence to get you through the harder times, a pack of gummies perhaps, or photographs of your family. You’ll be travelling far from those whom you know and even further from that which you know. Undoubtedly, many visitors to the Manu Learning Centre (MLC) will be familiar with this..

Manu: a poem by Jack Snoddy

Manu: a poem by Jack Snoddy

 

Fly from the west – soar down Peru’s dusty spheres,

Cusco – hard town, alpacas rest, altitude dares.

Now to replenish the current, now come,

Must reheal, needs conserve the Amazon.

Eagle upon high, I meet with Andean glare –

Mask upon stones – thin signifiers, thin air.

Car exchange, what whites here be smuggled?

Take sharp turn, pass by Inca struggles.

From range to range we rove, by cacti led –

Stop here, see skies, water, break the sweet bread.

Salvacion – within the jungle it snakes,..

The art in science: Andrew Ranville reflects on his residency at the MLC

The art in science: Andrew Ranville reflects on his residency at the MLC

I’ve got to switch lenses.

Quite possibly the most dreaded event when in the field, I’ve already spent a few minutes fumbling around with my camera – but the battle between me, the sweat bees, and the humidity is far from over. Until that lens is clicked into place and reveals an unscathed image on the viewfinder, I’m not in the clear.

As I race to cap, clean, and click my lens into place, my trail companion for the day lays his daypack down on the forest floor to get his camera out, and in..