Eat or be eaten: the role of apex predators

Jaguar in the Amazon by Tom Ambrose

The rainforest produces at least three quarters of the precipitation it depends on. Every day, water is released through the leaves, rises in the air and forms clouds. When rain clouds hit cooler air they release their water in the form of rain. Even when it’s not raining, the cloud cover keeps the rainforest humid and warm. Because of plentiful rain, food and shelter the rainforest has the most density…

Layers of Complexity: Secrets of the Rainforest Canopy

In January, my husband David and I had a rare opportunity to spend almost two weeks in the remote rainforest of the Las Piedras region of South-eastern Peru during the height of the rainy season. It took Liz Feldman – WildFF founding board member and our daughter – a year to organise this special adventure. Her diligent planning meant that 21 family members and friends could experience the wonders of…