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The Blue-throated Macaw!

The Blue-throated Macaw!

Since getting back, there has been a lot of work done in extrapolating the data which was collected out in the field. I am still utterly thrilled to have been given the chance to go the Barba Azul Reserve to study this species. Initial results from population counts...
Camera traps!

Camera traps!

Since we got back most of us have been spending the majority of our time going through and analysing the data collected while we were in Bolivia. Personally I’ve been looking through the mammal data. This includes nocturnal transect data, incidental tracks and...
How time flies

How time flies

It always surprises me how quickly things settle back to normal. Three weeks ago we had just arrived back in Glasgow, and a week before that was our first day out of the reserve. It’s almost disappointing how quickly you start taking electricity, running water...
3 WEEKS TO GO!!

3 WEEKS TO GO!!

With only three weeks left until we board the plane and two members of the team already in South America everyone’s starting to get excited. I’ve spent the last week or so marching around my house pretending to be an explorer (Exploranor) with all my new kit. I’ve...
6 weeks and counting…

6 weeks and counting…

Time has flown by and there’s only 6 weeks until our team will be arriving in Bolivia to start our expedition work. The majority of the team have finished university exams (last ever for some of us!!) and the others are soon too to be free. With such little time...
Lets get some first aid!

Lets get some first aid!

Good news everybody! With the leaving date of the expedition (July 4th, put it in your calendars guys) approaching rapidly; Christopher, Eleanor and I decided that it would be sensible to learn the fine art of First Aid (after the fierce instruction of Lilidh). After...
Team Bonding with Salsa and Shakira

Team Bonding with Salsa and Shakira

We have had a busy few weeks as grants are beginning to add to our funds and fundraising is stepping up a notch. Our Bolivia Band night was a great success at The Roxy on Monday- we had some really talented acts from Glasgow and Edinburgh, including Huevo and the...
Bolivia Band Night!

Bolivia Band Night!

We’re now getting closer and closer to the date of departure. The reality of going away to South America is starting to hit me and nerves and anxiety are changing to pure excitement. I’ve got so many travelling plans to solidify before even getting to the...
End of February Update

End of February Update

Hello Everybody! So, I’m going to Bolivia this summer! I can still remember finding out I was on the team, and having to read my name three times in pure disbelief, it’s been a dream come true. While I’m out there I will be helping out on a number of great projects...

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