Back to the Jungle in 2017Posted on: 06/02/2017
Monday 6th February 2017
I’ve been off the radar for a while, very busy preparing for a pretty hectic 2017. I’m very excited to announce that I am starting some collaborative work with a fantastic organisation in Peru called Rainforest Expeditions who use ecotourism to fund and develop their scientific research and conservation work.
Rainforest Expeditions have three lodges in the Tambopata province, the furthest of which, the Tambopata Research Centre, is the most remote lodge in the whole of the Amazon. Also of huge importance is that they work in harmony with the indigenous people and help them in sustainable practices like cocoa farming.
The team are discovering new species all the time, on average one a month. They have also launched a project called Wired Amazon, where anyone can register online, and help the scientists identify species from their own computers, gaining points that they can use towards a trip over there. It’s a brilliant idea and fantastic that they have created an environment where anyone can take a trip in real comfort, to what would previously have been inaccessible jungle.
I’m thrilled to be working with them and in March will be heading off for a month in the jungle, to film and photograph the wildlife, and interview the team. Moving forwards I'm hoping to take some groups down there too so drop me a line if you're interested.
Watch this space, I post stuff if, when and where I have reception, but even without signal, fingers crossed I’ll have some awesome stuff to share with you when I get back.
You can have a look at what they get up to here: http://www.perunature.com/