Vegetation Mapping: This involves measuring the rainforest’s tree trunks, leaf litter and types of biomass. Recording this data will help create an accurate map of the rainforest around the MLC.
GPS Mapping: GPS technology is used to map the area and record areas of special interest. Lots of intense hiking through stunningly beautiful primary forest involved.
Blue Headed Macaw Monitoring at the Clay Lick: This endangered species of bird visits the clay lick (amongst other species of birds) to consume soil that neutralize toxins in their diet. The MLC can therefore study the Blue Headed Macaw closely and assess its population here. Non-morning people be warned – this project starts 5am-ish each day.
Butterfly Traps: The Peruvian Amazon has over 2,500 different species of butterflies. The MLC sets up traps in the rainforest to identify and record the different species found, where they are then released daily.
|Small rodent in Tomahawk Trap|
Biogardens: This community project helps locals build and maintain a garden filled with fresh fruits and vegetables, increasing nutrition and creating an additional source of income. Volunteers are involved with the planting and fence building.