Blogger Profile: Jessica Groenendijk

Local Teenagers Visit Cocha Cashu

Local Teenagers Visit Cocha Cashu

If you’re a Peruvian secondary school student and you’ve lived most of your life in the rain forest, what is your favorite dish? Here are a couple of clues: it’s[…..]

A New Family of Giants at Cocha Cashu

A New Family of Giants at Cocha Cashu

A horsefly of some sort drones around my head. There’s something cloying about the way it flies; almost, but not quite, brushing my skin. I sit still, hoping it will[…..]

The Amazon’s—and Cocha Cashu’s—Youngest Ambassadors

The Amazon’s—and Cocha Cashu’s—Youngest Ambassadors

In his blog A Student’s Day at Cocha Cashu’s Field Ecology Trainning Course, Ron Swaisgood, scientific director of the Cocha Cashu Biological Station, wrote : “Our mission includes the goal[…..]

Matsigenka Storytelling for Rain Forest Conservation

Matsigenka Storytelling for Rain Forest Conservation

The presence of indigenous people in tropical parks has fueled a debate over whether they are conservation allies or direct threats to biodiversity.   read more

Welcoming Schoolchildren to Cocha Cashu

Welcoming Schoolchildren to Cocha Cashu

We can hear the Matsigenka schoolchildren chattering over the hum of the outboard (it’s amazing how sound carries over water), but they fall silent as they approach the beach that represents our port.   read more