Team member Alvaro del Campo describes the fun (and frustrations) of cutting trails and establishing campsites for the scientific team’s use during the expedition. This is the third installment in a ten-part series of video reports documenting The Field Museum’s expedition to the Amazon lowlands.

The Museum’s Rapid Inventory Program brings together biological and social information to create a roadmap for practical, long-lasting, and locally-supported conservation. During October of 2008, the Museum’s international team of scientists led by Dr. Corine Vriesendorp 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 Video Report #4 “Geology & Water”.

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