Had the most amazing time in the Amazon as a research assistant. Here the day to day activities included surveying some of the most amazing animals such as pink river dolphins, macaws and monkeys.
The experience was made completely unique with the fact we slept, ate and socialised on historic boats from the rubber boom period. From the boats during breakfast you could spot the elusive pink river dolphins.
The trip was challenging but was so rewarding, trekking through the rainforest in extremely high humidity, but seeing howler monkeys all around you makes the effort all worth while.
With no connection to the outside world for a month, it gave everyone on the boat to form really close relationships and by the end of the 4 weeks of research I had made some great friends.
I would highly recommend the program as it covers such a broad range of animals from frogs, to dolphins to monkeys to caiman, there is something for everyone. Also, it is extremely rewarding to know that my work has helped collect vital data about the ecology of that region in Peru, which can go on to help conserve the rainforest.