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Playing Hard, Cocama Village, Peru
Abandoned Explorer
Beetle
White Daisy Blooming Outdoors
Hair Flip
Graffiti under the Paseo Maritimo in Spain
Yellow Flowers Growing Against Sky
Close-Up Of Dandelion Growing Outdoors
Friendship, Cocama Village, Peru
Indian Hawthorne
Detail Shot Of Ice
Mother and daughter, Maranon River, Peru
Venice Gondole Botemen
Cascade
When a paper roll becomes a spiders home.
Backyard Blueberries
Dance for god
Cherry Blossom Avenue
Blind - faith
Just being a kid, Cocama Village, Peru
Proud of kolkata
Independence Day Over Rochester, NY
US Highway 87, Montana
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Mother and daughter, Maranon River, Peru

Three other high school teachers, 20 students, and myself, spent 10 days collecting bio diversity data in Pacaya-Samiria reserve, Peru. This data will provide evidence that the community based conservation project, between the local Cocama and Operation Wallacea, now in its tenth year, has been successful. In fact, there are many success stories already emerging from this work. Giant river otter, turtle, and dolphin populations are coming back, and in Iquitos, the use of bush meat is on the decline. Together, the Cocama and Operation Wallacea, use the data we and other students collect, to set sustainable limits on hunting and fishing. By forging friendships, the students, the Cocama, and Operation Wallacea staff, have been able to show that wildlife and humans can coexist sustainably in the same ecosystem.

TAGS: Boat, Peru, River

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Date Taken: 07.2016
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