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Research, education & community: meaningful alone, stronger together

Research, education & community: meaningful alone, stronger together

Discover what it’s like to work in the one of the most biodiverse places on Earth to bring together research, education and community projects for a sustainable Amazon.

Carlos Arévalo recently joined the Crees team as Programmes Manager. He brings with him a huge amount of knowledge of sustainable development and conservation, particularly within the Madre de Dios region in Manú, the Peruvian Amazon.

Today we’re exploring what brought him to Crees, and the challenges and opportunities he..

Unusual Rainforest Friendships: A jungle duck joins the Crees family

Unusual Rainforest Friendships: A jungle duck joins the Crees family

After spending six months living and working in the Amazon rainforest, most conservation interns make life-long friendships. But for Chi Wei, she also made an unusual connection with an adventurous, half-wild duck…

When I travelled back to the jungle from Cusco in October, I noticed that a new friend had waddled into our lives – a duck nicknamed Pate.
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World Wildlife Day: Young Voices from the Amazon

World Wildlife Day: Young Voices from the Amazon

On World Wildlife Day we’re celebrating ‘Listen to Young Voices’. We believe this is crucial to saving the Amazon rainforest, but first we need to give young people choices…

Imagine, you live in the most biodiverse place on Earth but have never stepped into real rainforest.

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All is not lost: the value of protecting once destroyed rainforest

All is not lost: the value of protecting once destroyed rainforest

A conservation internship in the Amazon opened my eyes to the whole rainforest ecosystem and not just the pretty mammals in a primary forest, explains researcher Diego Balbuena.

Since I was a little kid, my dream had been to visit Manu. It’s an area of remote Amazon rainforest that sits in the south-east of my home country Peru and is one of the most biodiverse places on Earth.

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Oportunidad – Pasantía

Oportunidad – Pasantía

Duración: 3 meses (1 de mayo 2017 hasta 27 de julio 2017)
Ubicación: Manu Learning Centre, Madre de Dios, Perú
Reporta a: Coordinador(a) de Investigación y Coordinador(a) de Educación

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Revealed: the secretive world of rainforest animals

Revealed: the secretive world of rainforest animals

Ever wondered what goes on in the jungle when no-one’s looking? Innovative research through camera traps gives a rare glimpse and unique access to life in the rainforest canopy.

Last summer, our Tree Top Manu expedition team set up 131 camera traps across the Manu Biosphere Reserve in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest – an area the size of Wales that boasts the highest levels of biodiversity in the world. Today, the results are in….

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Anonymous amphibians: an encounter with the curious caecilian

Anonymous amphibians: an encounter with the curious caecilian

Unearthing weird and wonderful creatures in the jungle is the wonder of on Amazon adventure, as conservation volunteer Justin Law from Deakin University in Australia discovers.

Rain poured from the heavens, as if it had never rained before. We were moving through a particularly thick section of bamboo forest encompassing about one-third of the Manu Learning Centre (MLC), checking traps for any reptile or amphibian specimens we might find. While dodging fallen bamboo and avoiding exposed..