Girls explore the Peruvian Amazon

In July 2018 17 UV and LVI girls travelled with Mr Whiteley and Mrs Taylor to the Peruvian Amazon. They travelled by boat from Iquitos upriver to the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. They spent 10 nights living on a boat and helping to carry out biodiversity surveys on such species as pink dolphins, macaws and the local fish stocks. The evenings were involved lectures from the scientists about their work and trips were arranged to the villages of the local indigenous people, the Cocama. Over the expedition they had to deal with travel delays, high temperatures and humidity, early starts and late nights and clouds of mosquitoes with a thirst for blood. The enthusiasm of our girls and their mature approach to the work was noted by the local scientists. They should be proud of what they have achieved.

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