Salt of the Earth: sustaining macaws in the Amazon

Red and green macaws at the clay lick

This is our fourth blog in the Las Piedras guest blog series, following the adventures from the WildFF Friends and Family trip. Check out David’s journey to the Las Piedras Amazon Center to learn more about the group’s arrival at this jungle paradise. Why do macaws in the Amazon need clay licks? Macaws are beautiful, colorful, social birds and are the largest of the parrot family. Although their diet is…

Our journey to the Las Piedras Amazon Center

The rainforest covers 1 700 million hectares, an area the size of South America, and 6% of the Earth's surface.

This is our second blog in the Las Piedras guest blog series. Check out Catherine’s layers of complexity to learn more about the design of the rainforest canopy. After several hours, we saw the sign to our destination from the river. On our journey, we passed many areas where the forest had already been cut down and replaced by agriculture. We could easily see the dramatic difference from the river. The…