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Indigenous Rally Team

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2024/04/28
02:55 UTC

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برساتی جنگلات - قدرت کا ایک جیتا جاگتا حیاتیاتی نظام #rainforest #amazon

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2024/04/17
15:29 UTC

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Safety solo hiking in south east Asian tropical rainforests

What are the main risks hiking in these rainforests and how can you mitigate them?

I'm an experienced hiker, and have done some rainforest trekking. However, I'm probably ignorant of some of the risks. What do you think the major ones are?

One risk is in encountering wild elephants (it's happened to me a few times very close up). Do you have any safety tips? Other than less trampled areas where should I pitch my tent?

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2024/03/28
15:30 UTC

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Are there any Rainforest Organizations that helps conserve Rafflesia flowers?

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2024/03/14
12:25 UTC

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Conservation Lands of Rainforest Protectors Trust

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2024/03/10
12:32 UTC

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Hiking alone in rainforest

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2024/03/03
16:45 UTC

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What’s the best adventure you had in the jungle/rainforest of subtropical or tropical forests?

Mine was many years ago when I hired a guide out of Iquitos then spent almost a month hiring other guides as we got deeper in the jungle. We eventually I believe, crossed into Brazil. One night at camp we heard strange thumping sounds and the guide said it was probably an uncontacted tribe hitting the buttress of trees communicating our presence. Needless to say we left quickly.

Great adventure, probably foolish..

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2024/03/02
03:26 UTC

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Amazon Rain Forest - Mystery Symptoms

I just spent 4 days in the Amazon (left from Leticia), and I think I may have cought something that i can’t find online. In my beard and a little bit from my eyebrows I feel a slight burn at certain hairs that intensifies when I brush the hair with my finger. It spread to a second eyebrow after I left. Anybody heard of anything like this? What action do I take?

Edit: Forest *

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2024/03/01
01:48 UTC

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Rougher Ecotourism?

Long one.

I am absolutely fascinated with the Amazon rainforest and have been passively looking around the internet for a way to experience it for years. There are tons of ecotourism lodges and tours but the majority I have found look vaguely like this:

Day 1: 3 hour taxi, 1 hour boat ride to lodge. Meet guides, walk a trail, eat dinner.

Day 2: Salt lick, Possibly fishing, night walk.

Day 3: Walk trail, bird watching, big dinner, go home.

Price 350$

Nothing is wrong with that, it seems cool, but ideally if I'm flying thousands of miles out I want something grittier. Deep miserable jungle stuff with 4+ hour boat ride in that has animals, fishing and camping for multiple days type stuff. Anyone have experiences with something like that? I've been looking around but can't find anything too intense. All seems more geared to laidback photography type tourism, which is fine, I will probably end up doing something like that if I don't find what I'm looking for and be perfectly happy. Still though, I want to put some extra tendrils out to see if there's anything else. I don't care too much about price but cheaper is better obviously. I don't care which country its in as long as its remotely gringo safe- only requirement is that it's legit jungle.

If there's a way to do this besides ecotourism let me know as well, I've been looking for some generic corps or research type positions but I am woefully unqualified for that stuff.

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2024/02/27
14:26 UTC

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Venturing into the jungle without a guide?

Hello, me and a friend are going to Leticia, Colombia, and we want to go to amazonas. However, all the guided tours are mad expensive. Is it possible to go alone or are there cheaper alternatives?

All responses are appreciated :)

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2024/02/18
16:31 UTC

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Fish in the Ucayali - Pucallpa

I'm currently in a village about an hour and half by longtail boat south of Pucallpa. I was having a discussion about the fish and animals in the water around here, can anyone tell me about which are the dangerous river monsters that live around here?

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2024/02/11
20:28 UTC

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Crisis in the Amazon: Will the largest rainforest in the world survive?

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2024/01/30
13:54 UTC

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Question: Why do ecology themed stories often feel preachy or fail to resonate with people?

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2024/01/14
03:21 UTC

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"A Perfect Storm in the Amazon Wilderness" by Timothy J. Killeen

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2023/12/05
18:28 UTC

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