Colonal John Blashford-Snell, having been invited to lead an expedition to support Peruvian conservationists and give aid to the indigenous communities, will be speaking in detail about this expedition to ‘Wildest Peru’ which will take place in July 2014. The aim is to provide medical and dental treatment, reading glasses for older villagers and school books for the children. At the same time biological and engineering advice will be given to the park officials and volunteers will monitor the wildlife.
Rising up to over 12,000 feet in the Peruvian Andes is a vast area of tropical cloud forest that is home to numerous endangered animals and rare flora. Amongst the creatures needing protection is the spectacled bear, which is little known outside South America and many beautiful birds. The diverse areas of life, wealth and the challenging landscape makes it one of the most important reserves in Peru.
The 3 week expedition in July 2014 is approved by the Scientific Exploration Society and will involve around 20 self funded volunteers. They will travel by vehicle and on foot and use pack horses. Doctors, dentists, nurses, biologists and engineers who speak some Spanish are being sought and also some to assist with the community aid. The expedition also hopes to raise $40,000 to assist the Park’s development. A large part of this expedition will be the Misminay Water Project, which you can read about here.
Date and time: 28 November 2013, 18:00-20.30
Senate House, Malet Street,
London WC1E 7HU (UK)