Marañon River, San Jorge & Lake Clavero

Feb 06, 2019 - Delfin II

Today we got the opportunity to see pygmy marmosets, scarlet macaws, and parakeets. We got to swim in the Ucayali River and circumnavigate Lake Clavero, an oxbow lake that was cut off from the main Ucayali flow several years ago.  But the ultimate highlight was our visit to the San Jorge Community.  This small “pueblo” of about 300 residents works with Minga Peru, the benefactor of our conservation fund, and strives to protect its forests and fisheries through various educational campaigns.  Learning about Minga Peru’s focus was inspiring, and playing with the children of the village was just plain delightful!

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Jeff Phillippe

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Jeff was raised in upstate New York and completed his B.A. in geography at Middlebury College in Vermont. He attained his master’s degree in water resource science at Oregon State University where his research focused on glacier hydrology in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. He spent most of his 20's teaching Earth sciences and geography at the secondary and university level, while taking his summers off to lead wilderness and climbing expeditions throughout the continental U.S., Alaska, and Canada.

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