Levanto ~ 3000m
Part of our research is conducted at the Communal Forest Reserve of Levanto and a network of nearby forest fragments. We camp in a rustic cabin near treeline. The community also protects pajonal in the private conservation area of Tilacancha.
ACP Huiquilla ~ 2700-3000m
Part of our research is conducted at the private conservation area of Huiquilla in Choctamal en route to the Chachapoyan Fortress of Kuelap. This beautiful tract of cloud forest has hosted a variety of biological research. We stay at a bunkhouse on the reserve.
Pomacochas ~ 2500m
We are lucky to work within an extensive network of cloud forest fragments owned by Don Diego Poclin and other landowners near the town of Pomacochas and its famous laguna. We stay with Diego's family.
ACP Bosque Palmeras ~ 2200 - 2400m
Part of our research is conducted at the private conservation area of Bosque Palmeras Taulia-Molinopampa which hosts the world's largest stand of Ceroxylen palms and extensive tracts of primary cloud forest. We coordinate with the Women’s Association in Ocol who provide food and lodging.
Corosha ~ 1800-2100m
We work with a network of landowners in forests around the Community of Corosha. We coordinate with the Women’s Association in Beruit who provide food and lodging. The community protects habitat for yellow-tailed woolly monkey and spectacled bear in the private conservation area of Hierbabuena-Allpayacu.
Venceremos ~ 1700-1900m
Part of our research is conducted at Bosque de Proteccion Alto Mayo. The protected area covers 1,820 square kilometers of montane forest. Park guards are working to promote conservation and education in local communities to reduce deforestation. We stay in a bunkhouse at the guardstation.
ACP Bosque Berlín ~ 2000-2300m
We work with the family Rimarachín at their beautiful private conservation area of Bosque Berlín. Perched above the arid Utcubamba River valley, the forest is a lush oasis for iconic cloud forest species such as the Cock of the Rock and endangered Yellow Woolly-Tailed Monkey. We stay at the family's farmhouse, a 1.5 hour backpack from the nearest road.
The project is based out of Chachapoyas, capital of the department of Amazonas. It is a beautiful old Andean city built on the slopes above the Rio Utcabamba. Pre-Incan ruins and some of the tallest waterfalls in the world make this an attractive tourist destination