This report documents the work of Global Vision International’s (GVI) RainforestConservation and Community Development Expedition in Ecuador’s Amazon region and run
in partnership with the Yachana Foundation, based at the Yachana Reserve in the provinceof Napo. During the second phase of 2010 from
April to Friday 11
Added 18 new species to the reserve list, all birds; Tiny Hawk (
),Pale-tailed Barbthroat (
), White-necked Jacobin (
),Tawny-throated Leaftosser (
), Black-banded Woodcreeper(
), Chestnut-winged Foliage-gleaner (
),Plain Xenops (
), Bicoloured Antbird (
), PygmyAntwren (
), Crowned Slaty Flycatcher (
), White-winged Becard (
), Golden-crowned Spadebill (
), White-thighed Swallow (
), Black-faced Dacnis (
), White-vented Euphonia (
),Fulvous Shrike-tanager (
), Masked Tanager (
), CanadaWarbler (
Continued assesseing the effect of habitat change in understory bird communities.
Continued to collect data on the effect of structural habitat change on the amphibian andreptile communities, using pitfall trapping and visual encounter surveys.
Continued with a project investigating the effects of disturbance from the road uponbutterfly communities.
Continued to sample dung beetles within different habitats around the reserve.
Continued with English lessons for local school children in Puerto Rico twice a week.
Continued giving English classes at Puerto Salazar whenever possible.
Welcomed four pasantes (work experience students) from the Yachana Technical HighSchool to join the expedition, in order to exchange language skills, knowledge andexperience.
Visited Yasuní National Park and Sumak Allpa, an island reserve and school run by alocal conservationist.