On the 27th July this year I am travelling to the Peruvian Amazon as an Undergraduate Research Assistant. Whilst there I am assisting with biodiversity studies that are part of the Pacaya Samiria National Parks anual report. This report helps set the levels of sustinance hunting in the area to protect the huge diversity of animal life there. Some of the animals the studies focus on are, Amazoinan River Dolphins, Giant Otters, Camans and Jaguars.
The company I am joining for this project is Operation Wallacea. OpWall is a biodiversity and conservation management research organisation running projects in Indonesia, Honduras, Cuba, South Africa, Madagascar, Romania, Peru, Guyana, Romania and Mexico. The research is carried out in conjunction with academics from many European and North American Universities with over 150 academic staff in the field each survey season. Whilst Operation Wallacea provides the research data the Operation Wallacea Trust (charity number 1078362) then uses this data to implement conservation management programmes. Recently, Opwall have made exciting progress, such as discovering 30 new species of vertebrate and 3 species previously thought to be extinct.
In my first week I am doing an Amazonian Wildlife Ecology and Conservation course before assisting with research projects in my second week.
All money donated will help cover the costs of this expedition, which includes field support staff, local accommodation, food and transport costs, field equipment and flights.
Any donation will be helpful! I am so excited about this trip and hope I manage to fully fund it. The amazon is the lungs of our planet and the incredible diversity of life within them deserves to be protected.
THANKYOU THANKYOU THANKYOU!