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Who is the better athlete: LeBron James or a hummingbird?

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Jonas, Norway – Testimonial

Travelling with Tamandua Expeditions to the Peruvian rainforest is truly a unique experience. What Tamandua brings to the table is different from the normal jungle expedition you find in the jungle-towns scattered across South America. And I mean that in a very good way! Paul and his team took us to some really amazing places. We started with exploring the Floating Forest during the Anaconda season, an out-of-this-world ecosystem with floating vegetation on top of a still black lake.

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Esther, Netherlands – Testimonial

Coming from Europe, from a small, densely populated country, this trip has been an eye opener in every possible way. Away from the crowds, speed and social obligations, you enter a world of peace, color, scent and sound. All senses are on edge.

It is impossible to describe the impact the Amazon has on your entire being. The tranquility of the jungle, as well as its immense power is indescribable. This trip was everything I hoped for and more - breathtaking landscapes, impressive wildlife and being surrounded by a great, well functioning team of biologists, researchers and documentary makers who are a 100% committed to the preservation of the Amazon jungle.

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It’s An Unfinished Country by Mohsin Kazmi


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

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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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Dmitry, USA – Testimonial

Tamandua Expeditions is fantastic! It’s a superb way to witness the Amazon jungle in its natural splendor. We got to visit small villages at the riverbanks and experience how the locals live. We also went deep into the jungle where it is practically untouched by mankind. We saw all sorts of native wild animals in their natural habitat: macaws, hoatzins, snakes, frogs, an anteater, five or six different species of monkeys, and we even caught the caiman alligator barehanded (I’m hoping next time I go to get a glimpse of a jaguar too!).

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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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