Check out some of the beautiful boas and other snake species found in the Amazon wilderness and discover how scientists go about daringly collecting snakes at night. This is the fourth installment in a five-part series of video journals documenting the daily life and field work of conservation biologist Dr. Corine Vriesendorp and her colleagues during their expedition.

Dr. Vriesendorp directs The Field Museum’s Rapid Inventory program, which brings together biological and social information to create a roadmap for practical, long-lasting, and locally-supported conservation. During October of 2008, Dr. Vriesendorp’s international team of scientists surveyed the Cuyabeno-Güeppí region of the Amazon Basin, which sits at the corner where Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia meet.

Be sure to check out Journal Entry #5 “Parasite Removal”.

Want to learn more about Field Museum scientific expeditions around the world? Please visit fieldmuseum.org/expeditions.

For more about The Field Museum’s Rapid Inventory Program, please visit fieldmuseum.org/research_collections/ecco.htm.

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