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%...
Beautiful Orchids of Wayqecha

Beautiful Orchids of Wayqecha

Wayqecha is home to over 200 species of orchids, many of them still not yet described by science. The video below by researcher Edward Hurme is a beautiful collection of common orchids in bloom. Orchids one of the most diverse family of plants on Earth with at least...
Beautiful Butterflies of Wayqecha

Beautiful Butterflies of Wayqecha

Sitting high in the Andean cloud forests, the Wayqecha Biological Research Station is located in the Kcosñipata Valley of southeastern Peru where the eastern slopes of the tropical Andes meet the Amazonian lowlands. This region is a biodiversity hotspot boasting one...