See the beauty of the Las Piedras Amazon Center and the thousands of creatures who call this forest home. Learn about how scientists, rangers, and volunteers are working to protect this habitat from deforestation -- and how you can join them!
ARCTV (Amazon Research and Conservation TV) is a fun series of short natural history documentaries focused on rainforests. The series is produced by volunteers working in the Amazon. ARCtv aims to inspire tomorrow’s explorers, scientists and conservationists.
The ARCTV series can be downloaded and shared freely for educational purposes. For example, you can distribute them at a local school. The videos can’t be used or reproduced for commercial purposes (for monetary gain or the promotion of any private entity) without express permission from the Alliance for Research and Conservation in the Amazon (ARCAmazon) – Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 licence (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0).
These videos have been captured on-site using camera traps which activate and record video after detecting movement or heat signatures. Camera traps are an invaluable tool for surveying the different species that wander along the trails and for gathering data on population density.
Cameras can be set up both along the forest floor as well as high up on the canopy, capturing a wide spectrum of animal behaviors.