Archive | December, 2008

Khao Noi Chuchi – Thailand

13. December 2008

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A little while back CTF were involved with a project in Thailand, Khao Noi Chuchi, with Birdlife International. We produced a video that talks about what CTF do within their projects, it’s now on YouTube, but I have included it…

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In the company of Capybaras

6. December 2008

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In the company of Capybaras

So as I sat here earlier this evening, looking at a huge Amazon flat fish being barbecued on an open fire in preparation for an alfresco supper, somebody with sharper eyes than me detected two large and two not so large shapes dimly lit up by the fire.

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A treeful of toucans (part 2)

3. December 2008

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A treeful of toucans (part 2)

We stood on the huge tower, the sky gradually cleared and lightened as we scrutinised the myriad treetops and over the next three hours or so - while we swayed gently at the top of our tower - the Cristalino forest revealed an extravaganza of treasures. We had a very lucky morning!

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A treefull of toucans

2. December 2008

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A treefull of toucans

I finally reached the southern edge of the Amazon rainforest, stretching like a green wall on either side of our straight red road. A further fifteen minute drive through a green tunnel saw the road suddenly incline sharply down to the edge of the Teres Pires river

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Ghost Trees

2. December 2008

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While browsing the Princes Rainforest Project website I also came across this video. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video

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Vanishing Species

2. December 2008

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Created to draw attention to the fact that more than a million species could be driven to extinction within 40 years due to deforestation and climate change. It’s a powerful short film and definitely worth seeing.

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First night jitters

1. December 2008

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First night jitters

Cristalino Jungle Lodge Matto Grosso Brazil I lay awake in my luxury bed, in my luxury room, it’s about 2 o’clock in the morning and I’m really wondering what I’m doing here.  It’s inky black. The torrential rain that followed the thunderstorm that…

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