Explorer’s Inn Tambopata Ecolodge has put in movement many applied science programs, including ATRAME (application of traditional medicine), an initiative that is currently in the hands of the native communities, producing a butterfly house and various medicinal gardens:
In addition to this, Explorer’s Inn Tambopata Ecolodge is now used as a base for the research center run by the Catolica University of Peru (PUCP), one of the principal academic institutions in the country.
The science of Taxonomy (the classification of species), is the most studied in the field of research undertaken at Explorer’s Inn Tambopata Ecolodge. Completed research has helped us in the understanding of the development / loss of tropical forests in the world.
Botanists have collected data on the economic value of intact tropical forest, such as its fundamental role in global climate regulation, acting as a great sumidero store of carbon.
The entomologist and author E. O. Wilson, who is widely recognised for helping to coin the term “biodiversity”, discovered that there were more species of ant in just one tree of Explorer’s Inn Tambopata Ecolodge, than in the whole of the British Isles.
Data collected from Explorer’s Inn was published by Oliver Philips, a well-known botanist from the University of Leeds, and Alwyn Gentry, a world-renowned botanist, and curator of the Missouri Botanical Garden.
Theodore A. Parker III, considered one of the greatest field researchers in the history of ornithology, found here previously unprecedented levels of bird diversity.
Here you can find Information & documents about species of the Tambopata National Reserve.