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HOATZIN – A PREHISTORIC BIRD LIVING IN TAMBO BLANQUILLO – PRIVATE RESERVE

Hoatzin – Photo: Walter Mancilla On a quick trip to any of the three Oxbow Lakes that are found within our private reserve, it is almost certain to have an encounter with a character from Jurassic Park. The Hoatzin –locally known as Shansho- is a bird that seems to have been forgotten by evolution long …

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THE RACE FOR SUNLIGHT – PART II: EPIPHYTES & PARASITES

Last month we introduced you to some of the strategies used by plants to overcome the challenges of living in a highly competitive rainforest. This month, we will introduce you to two other strategies used by plants, these are parasitism and epipythism. Epiphyte Bromeliads – Photo: Steve Winter PARASITISM: The most common way for an …

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: I BOUGHT A RAINFOREST – CHARLIE HAMILTON JAMES

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to see a National Geographic Live presentation by Charlie Hamilton James in Seattle, WA. Charlie, whom I had met before in Lima last year, is a photojournalist, film-maker, TV presenter, and Conservationist from the UK. Charlie Hamilton James in Manu National Park – Photo: National Geographic During …

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