Be presented with a unique opportunity to study nature in a minimally disturbed state while being provided the infrastructure to eliminate the need for a full-blown expedition to reach such a place.
- Be surrounded by an unrivalled diversity of charismatic plant and animal species (from fungi to jaguars and giant otters); of aquatic and terrestrial habitats (from rich floodplain to low hills, and oxbow lake to whitewater river); and of indigenous cultures.
- Build on Cocha Cashu’s intellectual infrastructure and on its capacity to support your research and the research of others, thereby helping to construct a new, even brighter future for Cocha Cashu.
- Contribute to the better understanding, management, and conservation of the biodiversity and natural processes of Manu National Park and of tropical rainforests elsewhere.
- Enjoy camaraderie and a highly productive exchange of ideas and creativity with a network of top, like-minded but perhaps different-opinioned peers that will make your experience more rewarding and help move your research to a higher plane.
- Reconnect with nature on a more profound level than you dreamed possible, in a place where you can learn about yourself without the distractions of civilization.
- Be charmed by a genuine, rustic experience but with basic creature comforts.
- Help us revive field biology at a time when academic boots-on-the-ground study of nature is at risk of slipping into oblivion.
- Become part of Cocha Cashu’s legacy, standing on the shoulders of giants and joining more than four decades of scientific history.
- … and because someone else cooks! (most of the time).
Photo: Frank Hajek