Penn State Students Capture Images of Big Cats

Students participating in Environmental Issues Across the Americas, a Penn State University course (GEOG 497c) in association with the ACEER Foundation, set up camera traps at the Los Amigos Biological Station. The course, taught by Dr. Joe Bishop and Dr. Denice Wardrop, consisted of fifteen Penn State students and four Peruvian students to explore environmental issues impacting the rainforests of southeastern Peru.

An ocelot “caught” by the camera at night!
A jaguar roams the trails at Los Amigos.

The biological station is 3.5 hours by boat upriver of Puerto Maldonado, in the Madre de Dios region of Peru. The region is being significantly impacted by the completion of the Transoceanic Highway that Continue reading “Penn State Students Capture Images of Big Cats”