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Chimps in Uganda: Resilience

Their chorus of pant hoots gave them away in dramatic fashion. The chimpanzees we’d been looking for were nearby, and we knew exactly where to find them.

May 19, 2013 — Maureen McCarthy

Bush-crow diaries: Settling in with the Borana

As time goes on and as I had expected might be the case, the Bush-crows continue to surprise and perplex me both in their character and peculiarity. This is hardly surprising, however, considering the historic and still very current confusions surrounding the species...

May 17, 2013 — Samuel Jones

Exploration Nation: The Last Shaman

On April 9th, our expedition team made its way to Puerto Viejo Sarapiqui, a small town on the Indian river at the far northern edge of Costa Rica. Here we would catch a river boat to travel deep into the southern region of Nicaragua where we would be rejoined with the tribal elders whom we had met in October of 2012.What is normally a three hour boat ride has transformed into a seven hour trip due to low river levels...

May 8, 2013 — Pete Monfre

Bush-crow diaries: The mystery of the Abyssinian Pie

Located in the Tropic of Cancer, Ethiopia sits as a huge corner stone in the Horn of Africa, the easternmost projection of the continent. In this, the historic land of the Berbers, Ethiopia is renowned for its independence and depth of culture, the only African nation (at the time Abyssinia) alongside Liberia to retain national sovereignty during the ‘Scramble for Africa’...

April 22, 2013 — Samuel Jones

Chimps in Uganda: Uganda s Other Great Apes

Recently, a dear friend came to visit us here in Uganda, so we decided to take the opportunity to visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to one of the world’s only two populations of mountain gorillas ( Gorilla berengei berengei )...

April 21, 2013 — Maureen McCarthy

Exploration Nation: Day 3

Our team spent the day working with Dole working on one of the company's sustainable banana farms. While we have been plagued with rain and equipment problems, the Central American weather cooperated today and, after an hour of tech throw down, we acquired a satellite and went live for our daily broadcast...

April 11, 2013 — Pete Monfre

Exploration Nation: Day Two - April 5

As the sun rises in Horquetas, Costa Rica we don't need an alarm clock. The birds are up early, presumably getting the worms and broadcasting their enthusiasm for the morning for all to hear.While we are weary from travel, this is the first official day of the Expedition and we are greeted by our friends from Dole...

April 10, 2013 — Pete Monfre

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