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Community life in a remote Amazonian research station

Community life in a remote Amazonian research station

From safety to salsa lessons, Crees volunteer Pierre Giraud explains what community means in the jungle.

The Manu Learning Center (MLC), a research station in the Peruvian rainforest, is a healthy and strong community. Building this community and ensuring that it evolves properly is not easy, especially when it involves so many people with different backgrounds, expectations, interests and goals.
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How to take action for World Wildlife Conservation Day

How to take action for World Wildlife Conservation Day

This Sunday, December 4, is a day dedicated to the protection of wildlife across the planet, but what can you do to really make a difference?

It can be hard to know how to create change when the challenges we face seem insurmountable. There are severe threats to wildlife across the world and we’re bombarded with news of forest destruction and species extinctions. Can we really make a difference?
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Top 5 tips: How to volunteer ethically

Top 5 tips: How to volunteer ethically

Expert advice on all the issues to consider before volunteering abroad, from cultural awareness, to environmental impact and animal welfare.

When we decide to volunteer, it’s usually out of a desire to help. But is our aim of doing good, actually doing untold harm?

There is a maze of social, environmental, cultural, political and economic issues to consider. Is there any way to really ensure that we are volunteering ethically?
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A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

Venetia has recently started working for the crees Foundation as part of the communications team in the UK office. Despite being an Art History graduate, her visit to the MLC sparked a newfound passion for the Amazon rainforest and the vital work we do at crees.

In the below blog piece Venetia outlines a day in the life of a crees voluntourist and shares some of her highlights. (more…)

In pictures: Wildlife tour from the Andes to the Amazon

In pictures: Wildlife tour from the Andes to the Amazon

Journey from the dizzying heights of historic Cusco, the once capital of the Inca Empire in Peru, down through the Andes Mountains and into the steaming tropical jungle

Photo gallery of a 5 day tour to the Manu Learning Centre (MLC), following the Lelieveld family as they explore the diverse nature and culture of Peru while learning about the crees Foundation’s scientific research and sustainable living initiatives.

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Weekly Highlight: Solutions to the banana problem

Weekly Highlight: Solutions to the banana problem

The yearly Banana Fair is a celebration of agricultural and environmental initiatives across the Manu Biosphere Reserve in the Amazon Rainforest, but what is the impact of growing bananas?

Bunches of bananas line the fairground as families and friends from across the Manu region gather to sell their produce, swap gossip, and dance the night away.

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Weekly Highlight: Family’s Jungle Experience

Weekly Highlight: Family’s Jungle Experience

We had a fun week hosting the Lelieveld family from the Netherlands at our nature reserve in the Amazon Rainforest, sharing our passion for nature and wildlife with them.

Discover what they thought about their 5 day tour to the Manu Learning Centre (MLC) that introduced them to our scientific research and sustainable living initiatives.

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