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Our period of ecological time is called the Anthropocene era and is characterized by the overwhelming influence that humans have on the way the Earth operates. From the depths of the ocean floor to the remote jungles of the Amazon, the signs of human presence are evident. Knowing this, it is
In April 2015 an awesome group joined us for an exciting expedition in the Amazon. On this trip, we stayed at the Las Piedras Biodiversity Station and also rafted for multiple days down river using our fleet of Alpacka Rafts, spending the nights camped out on the riverside. The trip was incredible
In the blue pre-dawn light I’m standing in what feels like a deleted scene from Heart of Darkness. The river’s unyielding power marches infinitely past, framed in the towering walls of misty moss-bearded jungle. And so it is on this tributary for miles up river — for days and weeks up river
In 2005, 17-year old Paul Rosolie left the urban jungle of New York City for the literal jungle of the Peruvian Amazon. In March 2014, his memoir, Mother of God, was published by Harper. In an intense, fast-paced and passionate narrative that outdoes any Indiana Jones movie, Rosolie lays out his backwater
In 2014 Mongabay published more than 1,100 stories in English and over 450 posts in Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Japanese, and Chinese. Mongabay-Indonesia published nearly 1,400 posts in Indonesian. Stories ran the gamut from light-hearted feel-good pieces to hard-hitting investigative
One Virginia Tech graduate is dedicating his time and talents to making sure snakes are safe in South America for the next generation. Mohsin Kazmi is fresh off a 60-day expedition to the Peruvian Amazon rain forest to study anacondas. The eight-person team wanted to learn more about the effects