This week's Field Revealed comes all the way from from Peru where local intrepid researchers have been carrying out "rapid inventories" with the Field Museum's Environment, Culture, and Conservation (ECCo) teams. Rapid inventories are swift surveys of species diversity in remote areas--information which is then provided to local communities as a tool for them to build conservation and education efforts.

During ECCo’s 25th Rapid Inventory, the team of botanists found 7 new plant species to science. This Qualea is one of them, and collecting its flowers was a big challenge. Sit back and enjoy watching the botanists doing their work!

In addition to wrapping up their 25th Rapid Inventory (ecco25.fieldmuseum.org/en/), ECCo is staying busy both in Chicago and in the Andes-Amazon region. Find out more about their work here:
fieldmuseum.org/explore/conservation

Wondering what kind of trees those were on your last walk around Chicago? Or in the Amazon? ECCo's Color guides and other useful i.d. and conservations tools can be found here--give them a try!
fieldmuseum.org/explore/department/ecco/tools

This episode was brought to us by Federico Pardo (tropicomedia.org), who documented the ECCo team's 25th Rapid Inventory.

While waiting for the next dispatch, check out more of the Field Revealed:
fieldmuseum.org/explore/the-field-revealed

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