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A treeful of toucans (part 2)

Wednesday, December 3, 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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Rare day-flying moth spotted

Friday, August 22, 2008

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Rare day-flying moth spotted

Dan Janzen has sent us an image he has taken of a Male day-flying moth Xanthocastnia evalthe in the family Castniidae, about 2 inch wingspan. While exploring the edge of the old-growth rain forest in central Sector A on 20 May 2008, I spotted this…

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Black Caiman – Getting by with a little help from it’s friends

Monday, August 4, 2008

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Black Caiman – Getting by with a little help from it’s friends

The Black Caiman (Melanosuchus niger) is the largest South American crocodile and the Amazon’s biggest predator. But despite its size and power it can be hunted with ease and the species has been reduced in numbers by 99% over the last…

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Monkey Business – Protecting Habitat

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

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Monkey Business – Protecting Habitat

The common, or Humboldt’s, Woolly Monkey (Lagothrix lagotricha), one of the chunkiest and heaviest New World primates, lives in the rainforests of the Western Amazon river basin, including the CTF supported Reserves at Uwasu in Western Brazil and Jatun Sacha in Eastern Ecuador.

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