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Looking for a Novel Vacation? Discover a New Species

Founded by American naturalist and wildlife filmmaker Paul Rosolie, Tamandua Expeditions takes you deep into the heart of the Peruvian Amazon, one of the most biodiverse areas on earth.

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April 2015

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

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Notes from an author: Paul Rosolie

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.

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A decade in the most amazing place on earth: Paul Rosolie on life in the Peruvian Amazon

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

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Most popular environmental news stories in 2014

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

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Discovery Channel documentary features Virginia Tech graduate

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

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Tamandua WIldlife Video Nears THIRTY THOUSAND VEIWS in just three days!

Mohsin Kazmi details his experiences as a conservation photographer to describe a project close to this heart: the conservation of the Amazonian Rain Forest.

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On Filming Eaten Alive: In Search of the World’s Largest Snake in the Amazonian Wild West

A twenty-foot anaconda, one of the greatest predators on the planet, has me in its grasp. It’s impossible to describe the power — and the overwhelming primal fear — as coils as thick as my waist tighten around me from beneath the water’s surface. Scales race over my skin in

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What I Learned from Filming Eaten Alive

Paul Rosolie studies anacondas in the Madre de Dios region of Peru. The views expressed in this commentary are his own.

On November 3, 2014, I woke up to check my flight status from Bangalore to New York. What I found when I opened my laptop was a mindboggling amount of emails, hate mail, death threats,

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Mother of God: An Extraordinary Journey into the Uncharted Tributaries of the Western Amazon

In the Madre de Dios (“Mother of God”) region of Peru, where the Amazon River begins, the cloud forests of the Andes converge with the lowland Amazon rainforest to create the most biodiverse place on the planet. In January 2006, Paul Rosolie, a restless

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