Amazon lowlands

Amazon lowlands

Currently plants in the lowland Amazon are threatened primarily by local deforestation and land-use change. The Amazon rainforests contain an enormous amount of plant diversity, yet much of this diversity is located within very small ranges. As such, many plant...
The Cycle of Gold

The Cycle of Gold

The Madre de Dios, or “Mother of God” region, of southeastern Peru, where the Amazon rainforest meets the eastern slope of the Andes, is one of the most critical biodiversity hotspots on Earth. This area is the headwaters regions of the Amazon River which carries 20%...
All About Agoutis

All About Agoutis

Species Description Agoutis are rodents in the genus Dasyprocta, which consists of 12 known species found throughout Central and South America. These small mammals may grow up to 2.5 feet long and weigh up to 13 pounds [1]. Their fur comes in many shades of orange,...