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Monthly Updates from 2004

TARICAYA RESEARCH CENTRE: November/December 2004

It is hard to believe that 2004 has come to an end because the year has just flown by. This time last year at Taricaya the canopy walkway was still a distant dream; the mahogany project was generally viewed as a folly, unaccepted by the majority, and the animal release program was still in its infancy ...

TARICAYA RESEARCH CENTRE: October 2004

It is with great pleasure that I report to you this month the first successful hatching of our turtle eggs. The young "Taricayas" that we rescued earlier this year finally hatched in October and we now have over twenty baby turtles at the Centre. The young turtles are currently in a man-made pool covered in surface plants that constitute their main diet at this age, they are thriving and we hope to raise them all to a suitable size before release back into the wild ...

TARICAYA RESEARCH CENTRE: September 2004

I am very excited that September has been such a highly productive time at the Taricaya Research Centre and morale is high at the lodge. It is hard to know where to begin so I shall start with updates relating to last months efforts ...

TARICAYA RESEARCH CENTRE: August 2004

August at Taricaya saw us concentrating on two of our projects in particular as it was the right time of year to really get them moving. At the pilot farm the volunteers were kept very busy preparing the nursery beds for the planting of the mahogany seeds.

TARICAYA RESEARCH CENTRE: June/July 2004

The work at Taricaya over the last couple of months has been to consolidate the major projects that have been so exciting during the first half of the year. The animal release program continues to flourish with the addition of two beautiful White-bellied Parrots (Pionites leucogaster), another young male White-fronted Capuchin (Cebus albifrons) (see right) and one of my personal favourites a female Night monkey (Aotus azarae) (see below) ...

TARICAYA RESEARCH CENTRE: May 2004

May has seen the animal release program advance more than I could have thought possible. We have been operating the program for over two years now and have had some great successes with the release of unwanted pets and confiscated animals but over the last six weeks we have had to work quickly to accommodate our latest arrivals ...

TARICAYA RESEARCH CENTRE: April 2004

If this seems like a photo taken in paradise then you are not far wrong. This is a photo of the sunset over the Tambopata River just below its confluence with the river Candamo. It was taken from our campsite on the last night of our expedition into the world- famous Tambopata- Candamo Reserve in front of the world's largest macaw clay lick ...

TARICAYA RESEARCH CENTRE: March 2004

The month of March has positively flown by and as I look back now it seems hard to believe that we only completed the canopy walkway six weeks ago. Since that time we have had some of our most exciting wildlife sightings to date and whilst it will be impossible to list them all there are some very exciting new additions to our species lists ...

TARICAYA RESEARCH CENTRE: February 2004

The month of February has seen us become the proud owner of the fourth and largest canopy walkway in South America. We now have access to our second platform in a large kapok tree 45 metres above ground!! Many people told us it would not be possible to make the walkway to such a height but here we are with some of the most breathtaking views I have ever seen.

TARICAYA RESEARCH CENTRE: January 2004

January heralds the start of another busy year in the Peruvian Amazon not least with annual increase in the number of volunteers coinciding with the start of our high season. Morale is high and the hard work of 2003 needs to be continued with the existing projects and, naturally, the development of new ideas ...

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