GVI Amazon BioBlitz 2012
I'm crawling & climbing through the Amazon for Global Vision International Charitable Trust because volunteering at GVI is conservation up close!
Event: BioBlitz 2012 between 20/07/2012 and 25/07/2012
Team Members: GVI Amazon volunteers, NSP students, staff & Ecuadorian scientists
£527.00 raised of £3,000.00 target
£527.00 raised so far
How to make a donation
Donate online at - www.justgiving.com/GVI-Amazon-BioBlitz-2012
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Our last big CT hurrah! As GVI Amazon begins it's last 3 months of hardcore data collection, in preparation of the handover to our local in-country partner in October, we've decided to go out with a major bang, raising money for the communities & surveying like never before! Thus, we present to you...
GVI BioBlitz Charitable Trust Challenge in the Amazon
A week-long extreme-surveying challenge to add as many species to the Yachana Reserve species list as possible before GVI leaves the Amazon, all the while raising funds for conservation in our communities!
July 20-24, 2012*
Are you up to it??? Sign up now by emailing Ecuador@gviworld.com and we’ll show you how to make your own JustGiving donation page
What is a BioBlitz Challenge?
5 days of extreme spotting, netting, photographing, trapping, chasing, and documenting species in the furthest corners and most unique habitats of the Yachana Reserve. Swamps, canopies, tree falls, remote areas: Here we come.
Hundreds of species of birds, frogs, lizards, snakes, butterflies, and mammals to be added to the list, some of them potentially previously unknown to science.
With little sleep, long days and nights in the field, inventive techniques, and experts by our side: how many can we add to the list?
Where will the money go? GVI volunteers raise money in our Challenges by seeking sponsorship from friends, family, coworkers, your football buddies… anyone and everyone! The funds will go to the creation of a tree planting and education program for local Amazon communities. These trees will reforest pastures, increasing plant diversity and serving as long-term investments for the communities. The high-quality wood trees, when mature, can be harvested on a rotating basis to provide the money needed for the next generation to go to university- a cost unobtainable by almost all of the families in the region. The rotating harvests will also ensure that there are more trees continually being planted and overall much greater area of forest in the region. This project will be led by conservationist and long-time GVI partner Hector Vargas who has successfully implemented similar programs in other Amazon communities.
Why add species to the Yachana Reserve species list? GVI has been doing active research in the Yachana Reserve for the last 7 years and we are still finding new species to add to the species list almost every week. As GVI heads out of the Amazon, the species list is an incredibly important document to leave for our partner organization, the Yachana Foundation, to show what was found in the area during this time. This allows for future monitoring comparisons, opens the area up to having more researchers work here, and provides a basis for continued protection of the reserve. With hundreds of species of butterflies, birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians already documented, we are determined to get as complete an image as possible of what is thriving in this area at this time.
Who will be a part of the challenge? It will not only be the GVI volunteers and staff working hard in the field. We are inviting experts from universities and institutions in Quito to assist us in difficult identifications and to provide extra hands in the field, as well as getting the local school children to help us spot and photograph butterflies and birds along the road.
*exact dates may change slightly depending on availability of Ecuadorian scientists/experts
This is an extreme challenge for an extremely important cause; please help us raise the money to further ensure GVI leaves this region in much better condition than it would have been without the hard work of our volunteers over the years.
Join us & start raising funds today!
And yes, there will be a prize for the top fund-raiser J
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Check out GVI Amazon's blog at gviamazon.blogspot.com for the latest BioBlitz update & photos! (23 August 2012)
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Looking forward to hearing about it all! Good luck
Donation by Bianca op den brouw on 26/07/12
In honor if my hard- working grandson. So proud of you Carl! Grandma
Donation by Barbara Rhea on 22/07/12
Good Luck Jade and best of luck to all the team for their fund raising challenge x
Donation by Deborah Lawlor on 18/07/12
+ £5.00 Gift Aid
Best of luck Steve, hope your species list is long and money raised is loads. Don't use that gold paint pot to incrse your list! thats cheating!
Donation by John Smith on 09/07/12
+ £7.50 Gift Aid
Well done Stephen, do your old Nan proud!
Donation by Kathleen Cooper on 09/07/12
Good luck to you Stephen and all the other volunteers for the Final Push!
Donation by Sharon Smith on 09/07/12
+ £7.50 Gift Aid
I can't believe this is the final push! All the very best of luck to you guys Vicki - and hope it does great things for the Reserve. Take care!
Donation by Owen Morgan on 08/07/12
The Final push! Well done ALL of you but especially to our LBS. xxxxx
Donation by Mary Ann Coupland on 07/07/12
Good luck Steve! Hope you find tons of weird and wonderful things with lots of legs and crazy colours. Enjoy!
Donation by Kevin Smith on 07/07/12
+ £6.25 Gift Aid
Don't find anything too nasty Vicky xxx
Donation by Nick C on 06/07/12
dollars, pounds, whatever it takes! Love you CCB
Donation by Allison Rhea on 06/07/12
Best of luck! Enjoy the trip and do good!
Donation by Derek Petrey on 05/07/12
- * Online donations£527.00
- Offline donations£0.00
- Text donations£0.00
- Total raised£527.00
- Gift Aid£51.25
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