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jeremie posted a topic in WorldwideI went on an exploratory trip in the Eastern Beni, Bolivia in last October. This is a new project prometed by Nick's Adventures and Conservation Loro Bolivia in a typical farm from the Eastern Beni grasslands. The idea is to replicate successful conservation project from the Pantanal, in order to compensate losses from the jaguar through eco-tourism. The trip was very short, but I had great sightings and missed this time the jaguar. But Nick scored twice in two trips. Here is the Facebook webpage of the new San Carlos Wildlife Reserve: https://www.facebook.com/San-Carlos-Wildlife-Eco-Reserve-145250859563610/ Here is my flickr gallery with the best shots taken during this trip: https://www.flickr.com/photos/40746420@N03/albums/72157689878444816 Here is the Facebook webpage of the Conservation Loros Bolivia foundation: https://www.facebook.com/fclbolivia/ The foundation is working with the blue throated macaw and more recently launched a new project with the hyacinth macaw in the San Matias protected area in Eastern Bolivia. I had a short visit of their breeding center where I saw some captive macaws which chicks should be released in the wild. Unfortunately, I only had sightings of blue and yellow macaws and none blue-throated macaw in the field. Exploration trip in Eastern Beni.docx
Alexander33 posted a topic in WorldwideOur first trip to Costa Rica in January 2016 was so relaxing and enjoyable that we were in the planning stages for a return visit before I even started our trip report: http://www.safaritalk.net/topic/16440-rejuvenation-and-redemption-in-the-rainforest-costa-ricas-osa-peninsula-january-2016/ In that report, I described the purpose behind our initial trek to the country: “The first order of business was simplicity, relaxation and rejuvenation,” I wrote. “With each passing year, I find that the Christmas holiday season takes a bit more of a toll on me…...” Whereas our first visit to Costa Rica had been just one week, spent entirely at Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge on the Osa Peninsula, I ended up planning a two-week trip for our return this year, invoking the famous words of Mae West: “Sometimes too much of a good thing can be wonderful.” Little did I know then just what a toll the year’s culmination would have on me, or how much need I would have by then to just sit back and look at this… …and, for a while at least, not think of anything else.
Alexander33 posted a topic in WorldwideI could easily come up with all kinds of excuses – some legitimate, some pseudo-legitimate, and others outright white lies – as to why it’s June and I’m only now getting around to my trip report from January. Instead, let’s just say that, “Life intervened,” and then quickly move on to a much more interesting subject: the week we spent this past January at Bosque del Cabo Lodge at the tip of Costa Rica’s remote Osa Peninsula. I truly am indebted to Safaritalk, and, specifically, the generous trip reports posted in recent years by @@xelas, @Safari Chick and @@Atdahl. Without their revelations, I likely would never have heard of the Osa Peninsula, much less Bosque del Cabo Lodge.
jeremie posted a topic in World wildlifeSpix macaw was last seen in 2000 in the wild, and was posibly extinct in the wild. About 80 animals are kept in captivity. There are some plans to reintroduce the bird in the wild. http://www.birdlife.org/americas/news/spix’s-macaw-reappears-brazil