Team member Dr. Debby Moskovits explains how The Field Museum’s Rapid Inventory Program has helped conserve more than 28 million acres of Amazonian wilderness, an area rich in biological and cultural diversity. This is the final installment in a ten-part series of video reports documenting The Field Museum’s expedition to the Cuyabeno-Güeppí region of the Amazon Basin.

As Senior VP of Environment, Culture, and Conservation, Dr. Moskovits oversees rapid inventories and other Museum programs that bring together biological and social information to create a roadmap for practical, long-lasting, and locally-supported conservation. During October of 2008, an international team of scientists led by Dr. Corine Vriesendorp of The Field Museum surveyed Cuyabeno-Güeppí region, which sits at the corner where Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia meet.

Be sure to check out Video Journal Entry #1 “Hammock Home”.

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