Friday, September 9, 2016

Trap Camera: Eye of theTapir

Enjoy this close range capture of one of the most misterious animal from the Amazon Rainforest: The Brazilian Tapir. We are setting trap cameras in an extensive trail network in the Yasuni Biophere Reserve in Ecuador, this kind of information reveals more about the endangered amazonian wildlife, we are conducting a mammal monitoring and bringing to public all we find. We are asking for trap cameras to continue our field work.

The Tapir is the largest herbivore in the Amazon Rainforest, mostly active at night, wandering on its extensive trails network defoliating bushes and treelets, visiting fruiting or mineralized sip at clay licks.
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Monday, June 13, 2016

Mirador of the Yasuni

The Yasuni Biosphere Reserve was designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1989. It is within the Yasuni National Park (most biologically diverse spot on Earth) and the claimed ancestral territory of the Waorani  People. Yasuni is home to two uncontacted indigenous tribes, the Tagaeri and the Taromenane.
These areas are at the center of a small zone where amphibian, bird, mammal, and vascular plant diversity all reach their maximum levels within the Western Hemisphere.

Yasuni breaks world records for local-scale (less than 100 km2) tree, amphibian, and bat species richness, and is one of the richest spots in the world for birds and mammals at local scales as well.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Best Jaguar (Panthera onca) in the Yasuni

The Jaguar (Pantherea onca) is the largest predator wandering in the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve in Ecuador.
Check our finding in the Yasuni Trap Camera Project. Enjoy it

Amazon Horned Rain Frog

The Amazon Horned Rain Frogs is an amazing ground-dweller amphibian, with incredible criptic coloration and shape. It really melts in the rainforest floor when you are looking for them.

They feed in all kind of creatures passing by their dinning table, the Amazon Horned Rain Frog sit-and-waits for its meal to pass by, they would swallow it after using its fast-strike tongue. Millions of years of evolution right in from of our eyes!!

Enjoy our last finding..

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Amazonian Streaked Antwren

The Amazon Rainforest is home of the huge diversity of birds, antwrens are among the hard one's to be seen. However we manage to be in the right place at the right time while this couple of Amazonian Streaked Antwren were nesting in the middle of the Shiripuno River.