* Recent News: 14 September 2009
In 2005 I had the opportunity to join a team of great biologists in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Our goal was to develop and initiate a long term biodiversity monitoring project. The chosen site for this study was the Shiripuno Lodge- an idillic ecotourist location in the middle of the protected anthropological Huaorani Reserve. While the lodge primarily serves as an ecotourist destination at present, the owner Jarol Fernando Vaca has big dreams of developing a first class research station on site. The study we initiated in 2005 was the first step in realizing that dream. Today our study of Lepidopterans, along with numerous other biological studies, continues to be run at the Shiripuno Lodge (5+ years!). The coninuation of first class research at this amazing location however can only continue with the physical and financial support of visiting guests, tourists, and volunteers.
If you or someone you know is interested in visiting or volunteering at this amazing Amazonian location please drop me or Fernando an email (see info packet below). Want more information? If so, please check out the following links: