7 Jan 2013 08:33, 1 year, 8 months ago

Farewell to Nena in Villa Maria

Anyone who has been to Villa Maria in the last 8 years will remember the beloved Nena, long suffering pet to the project and company for Lucho. Sadly, she died last week, which is an extremely sad piece of news, especially for all those which support the project year round in Lima.

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25 Oct 2012 11:46, 1 year, 10 months ago

Great news from the Bolivia Project

Nothing brightens up a Thursday morning like some genuinely inspiring news....and this is what we've heard today from our project in Bolivia. A small group of howler monkeys, Faustina, Octavia and Fausto, who have been rescued and cared for by the volunteers (including Quest teams) at Parque Ambue Ari, have been spending more and more of their time with wild monkeys in the park and have been successfully adopted into the wild family group....

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13 Sep 2012 09:50, 2 years ago

Bolivian National Park is most diverse on the planet

Snake in Bolivia

It's one of South America's smaller countries, and certainly one of the continent's poorer nations economically speaking. Bolivia however does have great wealth in other areas, a recent WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) report has suggested that the Madidi National Park in Bolivia could have one of the most diverse collections of wildlife on the planet.

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13 Sep 2012 13:32, 2 years ago

Snapshots from the Manu Project

 

Madre de Dios River

The Manu team have been back a few weeks now, but thanks to Cliona we've got a whole host of fantastic photos of their jungle adventures. The selection below gives a great idea of what the team got up to out in Peru this summer. They worked extremely hard to complete the installation of a number of biogardens, allowing the community in Salvacion to grow crops productively and sustainably on existing land, rather than needing to clear new areas of rainforest and reducing the need for goods imported from the city. Alongside this they also found the time to teach informal English classes at the local guiding institute, and assist researchers at the Manu Learning Centre with ongoing species surveys. Well done Manu Team...!

 

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30 Apr 2012 12:25, 2 years, 4 months ago

Real life Robinson Crusoe

Ever fancied just leaving behind your hectic day to day life and going away to paradise? Well this 86 year old Yorkshire man did just that!

In 1962 Brendan Grimshaw bought the island Moyenne. Since then has been reintroducing the indigenous giant turtoise and reforesting the area. He now shares the island paradise with 120 of the magnificent creatures and has brought in 1600 trees. The island was recently declared a national park by the Seychelles Government and is thought to be the smallest national park in the world.

Now that's an exploit to be proud of! He also seems to be quite the cheeky character..

And on a final note.. Please respect the tortoises. They are probably older than you!

Fancy helping with reforestation and protecting areas of pristine rainforest?  Take a look at our Manu, Peru Conservation Project where you'll do just that!