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After getting stuck in the mud, the biodiversity survey of Guyana’s Southern Rupununi is underway.
Our “Biological SWAT team” has just assembled in the Southern Rupununi savannahs of Guyana to conduct a 3-week biodiversity survey.
An team of veteran field biologists are dropped into an unexplored jungle to learn its secrets, and have just a few weeks to do it.
After a successful expedition that notched over a dozen new species, the team wraps up is work on Tafelberg.
Each day on Tafelberg, the team is encountering new and little known species of plants and animals.
The Tafelberg team moves camp through several dangerous waterways to the interior of the tepui to continue their exploration.
The biological inventory of Tafelberg gets underway as we open the trail system on the summit.
The team finally summits Tafelberg, one of Suriname’s table mountains, by getting a lift from a helicopter.
Expedition planning has changed considerably since the first survey of Tafelberg in 1944.
Our expedition to an ancient table mountain in Suriname has started as the expedition team gathers in Paramaribo.