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Sustainability
Judith Westveer

Roads, rice and ranches

The metal bridge in downtown Puerto Maldonado, above the mighty and murky Madre de Dios river, is not just any bridge. This 750-meter long suspension bridge, officially called the ‘Puente

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Indigenous Cultures
Terri Shadle

Both/And: Thanksgiving

For many Americans, Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks: thanks for our family, friends, our good luck: small and large, while heaping our plates with turkey, stuffing, potatoes and

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Conservation
Miguel Monteiro

The quest for the black panther

A light rain trickled down the leaves of the dense forest, glistening as the morning sun penetrated through the clouds. A troop of capuchin and squirrel monkeys passed noisily over

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Illegal Logging
Conservation
Judith Westveer

Down the logging road

As a novice conservation ecologist I had the adventurous task of monitoring wildlife populations in the Peruvian Amazon. My perspiring students and I would walk in a straight line through

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Wildlife
Therany Gonzales Ojeda

Birding in the Amazon

Birding in the Amazon is just a wonderful activity! It became one of my favorite activities when I had the opportunity to participate in a bird’s inventory in the Peruvian

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