Volunteer and Interns

 

VOLUNTEER NAME AND

INSTITUTION

DATES

COUNTRY

PROJECT

WHERE ARE THEY NOW AS OF 2013

Jay Mc Gowan

 Cornell University

2010

Venezuela

Behavior and demography of the Green-rumped Parrotlet (Forpus passerinus)

Audio Archivist

Macaulay Library,

Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Ithaca, NY.

Christina Masco

Cornell University

2010

Venezuela

Behavior and demography of the Green-rumped Parrotlet (Forpus passerinus)

Graduate Student 

University of Chicago. 

Brad Walker

Cornell University

2019

Veneuela

Behavior and demography of the Green-rumped Parrotlet (Forpus passerinus)

 

Nicholas Sly

Cornell University http://10000birds.com/forpus-passerinus-and-the-ornithologists-of-masaguaral.htm

2009 and 2010

Venezuela

Behavior and demography of the Green-rumped Parrotlet (Forpus passerinus)

Graduate Student

Unversity of Illinois

Urbana, Illinois.

Peter Cook

Cornell University

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2009 and 2010

Ecuador

Center for Sustainable Development at Foenmsoeam. Esmerladas

Graduate Sudent

George Washington University

Washington, DC.

Rocio Fernandez

University of Maine

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2009 and 2010

Ecuador

Center for Sustainable Development at Fonmsoeam. Esmerladas

Executive Director of Intercambio Comunitario

Manabi, Ecuador

Laura Daly

U.C Berkeley

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2010

Ecuador

Center for Sustainable Development at Fonmsoeam. Esmerladas

Berkeley, Universidad de Córdoba, St. Mary's High School

Debbie Borges

U.C Berkeley

http://debbiesadventures.tumblr.com/page/2

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2010

Ecuador

Center for Sustainable Development at Fonmsoeam. Esmeraldas

Staff at LinkedIn

Oakland, California 

Sara Tiffany

U.C Santa Cruz

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2009

Ecuador

Center for Sustainable Development at Fonmsoeam. Esmeraldas

Graduate Student

International Agricultural Development at UC Davis

Amanda Kessner

U.C. Santa Cruz

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2009

Ecuador

Center for Sustainable Development at Fonmsoeam. Esmeraldas.

Graduate Student

University of Minessota.

Peter Lu

Yale University

 

2009

Ecuador

Bilsa Biological Reserve. Esmeraldas

Yale, Monta Vista High, Bain & Company, Innovations for Poverty Action

Kathleen Watkins

2009

Ecuador

Jatun Sacha Biological Reserve. Amazon region.

 

Scott Winton

Brown University

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2009

Ecuador

La Hesperia Biological Reserve. Andean region.

 

Wendy Hii

2010

Ecuador

La Hesperia Biological Reserve. Andean region.

 

 

Hunter McAdam

 

College of the Atlantic

 

2011

Venezuela

Crocrodile Breeding Center

 

Studying Human Ecology at College of Atlantic.

Tanya Martinez

University of Florida

2011 NatGeo Expedition Behavior and demography of the Green-rumped Parrotlet (Forpus passerinus)

Graduate Student at University of Puerto Rico. 

San Juan. PR

Angela Chuang

UC Berkeley

2012

NatGeo Expedition/Masaguaral

Venezuela

Behavior and demography of the Green-rumped Parrotlet (Forpus passerinus)

 

Nurialby Viloria

Universidad de Carabobo

Venezuela

2012

NatGeo Expedition

Behavior and demography of the Green-rumped Parrotlet (Forpus

passerinus)

 

 

 

 

 

Mariana Ayala

University of Carabobo, Valencia. Venezuela

2013

National Geographic Expedition/Masaguaral

Venezuela

 

Behavior and demography of the Green-rumped Parrotlet (Forpus

 

passerinus)

 

 

Mariana Ayala

University of Carabobo, Valencia. Venezuela

2014  

National Geographic Expedition/Masaguaral

Venezuela/University of Texas at Brownsville

 

Behavior and demography of the Green-rumped Parrotlet (Forpus

passerinus)

 

Alejandro Moreno

Universidad Central de Venezuela

2014  

National Geographic Expedition/Masaguaral

Venezuela

 

Behavior and demography of the Green-rumped Parrotlet (Forpus

passerinus)

 

Alexandra Fuentes

University of Carabobo, Valencia. Venezuela

2014  

National Geographic Expedition/Masaguaral

Venezuela

 

Behavior and demography of the Green-rumped Parrotlet (Forpus

passerinus)/Shrub Encroachment

 
Dana Peterson 2014

 La Hesperia Biological Reserve

Ecuador

 Volunteer Coordinator  
         

 

 

 

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 Volunteer and Internship Program

Our goal is to support, strengthen and enhance our partners conservation program by sending individuals interested in working and supporting the protection of Ecuador and Venezuela native forest and ecosystems. (Read more)

 


 NEWS AND EVENTS

1. On September 2015,  the Parrolet Project was featured in the segment Bird Note that airs every morning in National Public Radio. Congratulations to our Research Director, Dr. Karl Berg!  Follow this link to hear the segment:   (Bird Note)

2. Great Wilderness would like to welcome both, Dr. Vernon Andrews to our Board of Directors and Ing. Estefani Izurieta (our very first Ecuadorian intern), to our team. (Read more)


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The Parrotlet Project


 

Do Parrots Name Their Babies?

While studying Green-rumplet Parrolets in Venezuela, National Geographic Explorer and Great Wilderness Board member, Dr. Karl Berg, discovered an incredibly rare behavior.

 

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