Tag: Peru

November 10, 2020

TWS2020: Dogs could herald zoonotic diseases in Amazon

Peru’s Manu National Park seems a long way from anywhere by the measure of just about anybody — except maybe the Matsigenka people who live in the region. Even TWS...

March 15, 2019

Video: Biologists record opossum-eating tarantula

As University of Michigan biologists were walking a night transect through the Amazon rainforest in Peru, they came across something they had never seen before. Spotting a tarantula the size...

December 31, 2018

JWM: Whale watching affects mothers and calves in Peru

Whale-watching has been a fast-growing tourist activity in Peru. The country’s 2,414-kilometer coastline gives visitors plenty of access to humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in the waters where they nurse during...