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Monthly Updates from 2006

TARICAYA RESEARCH CENTRE: December 2006

It is hard to believe that we have come to the end of yet another year and once again it will be difficult to do justice to all the hard work performed during 2006. As we await the arrival of our 500th volunteer in January 2007 I have become quite nostalgic and struggle to grasp the magnitude of our achievements in the rainforest...

TARICAYA RESEARCH CENTRE: October / November 2006

There has been an unusually long break between the last report and this one due to my travels to other Projects Abroad conservation projects but I hope I can do all the hard work performed in my four week absence justice. The question, as always, is where to start? ...

TARICAYA RESEARCH CENTRE: September 2006

As expected numbers rose again in September enabling a lot of hard work at the centre but also plenty of fun with a trip to the world-famous Tambopata clay-lick (or colpa). With the termination of the collection phase of the turtle project everyone was ready for a bit of a break before putting our fingers back to the grindstone and an ideal escape was a four day expedition up the Tambopata River ...

TARICAYA RESEARCH CENTRE: August 2006

It gives me great pleasure to bring you all up to date again with the latest from Taricaya and the jungle news. I mentioned in last month's report that August would see us back patrolling the river beaches for turtle nests (Podocnemis unifilis) amongst other projects and with a temporary fall in numbers, for the middle part of the month, the remaining volunteers have worked especially hard to keep everything running on schedule ...

TARICAYA RESEARCH CENTRE: July 2006

Unbelievably another month has flown by and as usual I am very excited to report on our latest goings-on from the depths of the rainforest. July in previous years has seen our numbers start to fall off but not this year. In keeping with the increased interest in the project, we had record numbers for July this year and this enabled us to keep the momentum going with all the projects currently running at the lodge ...

TARICAYA RESEARCH CENTRE: June 2006

Once again I am amazed how quickly the last four weeks have passed and it is time to bring you up to date with the latest from Taricaya. After our adventures in May it was back to routine at the centre and, as I have come to expect, volunteers and staff alike have been working hard to keep the momentum that has been building this year ...

TARICAYA RESEARCH CENTRE: May 2006

The time has come once again to update you on the latest goings-on at Taricaya but before I start I am pleased to announce that we are set for a record year in the jungle as we have officially received reservation number 115 for 2006 and the number keeps rising. With such huge interest in the project it is hardly surprising that we reached capacity earlier this month and have had to build a new bungalow at the centre to accommodate the extra volunteers ...

TARICAYA RESEARCH CENTRE: April 2006

April has not been one of the best months for me with an unfortunate illness sidelining me for the best part of three weeks but life in the jungle has definitely carried on as normal and the advances made over the last four weeks have been tremendous. The rains that seemed so distant finally fell with a vengeance and the swamps started to fill up to their levels of previous years ...

TARICAYA RESEARCH CENTRE: February/March 2006

The heavy rains promised by the storms earlier in January never materialised and so this wet season has been relatively dry thus enabling us to work without delays over the last couple of months. With the lodge filling up to near capacity and the willingness of the volunteers to get stuck in I have been able to advance much quicker than planned ...

TARICAYA RESEARCH CENTRE: December/January 2006

I must first of all apologise for the delay in bringing you all the latest news from the Peruvian jungle. A trip to the UK for Christmas and the tragic death of Eugenio's son, Mouglas, meant that December and January were hectic to say the least. I am sure that all of you who know Eugenio will join me in wishing him, and his family, all the best in these difficult times and I am pleased to report that he is back at work and trying to put the tragedy behind him ...

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