Tag Archive | "Jatun Sacha"


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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Jatun Sacha Biological Station

Friday, August 1, 2008

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Jatun Sacha Biological Station

The 7,500 acre forest, designated in the early 1990's as the Second World Children's Rainforest reserve, is situated in the narrow Tropical Wet Forest Life Zone of Eastern Ecuador, where the Eastern slopes of the Andes merge into the vastness of the Amazon basin.

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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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