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Cold weather in South America's Amazon forests

13 May 2016

Cold air masses from Antarctica can lead to lower than normal temperatures in the Amazon basin.
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Kapok trees: Giants of the Amazon forest with a cathedral-like structure

05 May 2016

Tambopata National Reserve is home to the kapok tree, so massive it dwarfs those species that make up the forest canopy.
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Oxbow lakes: The bodies of water left behind as rivers alter their course offer some of the best opportunities to spot Amazon wildlife

20 April 2016

In the Amazon basin, the still waters of oxbow lakes provide an ideal habitat for many species of fauna and flora.
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The puma: This most adaptable of big cats is present in Tambopata National Reserve

07 April 2016

Among the world's big cats, only the puma is able to survive and thrive over such a vast geographic and altitudinal range.
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Amazon rubber boom: The late 19th century saw a rush to exploit this Peruvian rainforest product

22 March 2016

Originally, the entire world's rubber was produced from the latex of three Amazon tree species
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People of the Amazon: The Peruvian rainforest has been inhabited for countless generations

09 March 2016

Archaeological evidence points to several thousand years of human occupation.
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Brazil nuts: This valuable and eco-friendly cash crop is also harvested in Peru

22 February 2016

Madre de Dios is the only region in Peru where the beautiful giant Brazil nut tree grows.
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Tambopata Ecolodge: Custodian of one remote corner of Peru's threatened Amazon rainforests

09 February 2016

In the forests bordering Tambopata National Reserve, illegal mining continues to threaten the delicate ecosystem of the Amazon basin.
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A birdwatcher's paradise: Peru, home to more bird species than the continental United States

25 January 2016

Tambopata National Reserve provides the habitat for an estimated 638 bird species, one third of all the birds found in Peru.
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The El Niño phenomenon: What is it, and how can it affect the rainforest?

08 January 2016

The El Niño phenomenon originates in the seas off Peru's desert coast and can affect weather patterns throughout the world, including the Amazon basin.
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In Peru it is tourism that has made it possible to create national reserves and save the forests of the Amazon basin from destruction. By working to encourage travelers to visit the rainforest, we are ensuring it will be around for future generations to appreciate. Pioneering projects like Tambopata Ecolodge, which was established in 1991, provide the model that teaches local people the importance of conserving our natural heritage, by showing them that forests are worth more to us all when they are left to flourish, instead of being exploited.

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