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Thread: Mt Roraima 2011 2nd Expedition Pics SUPER DUPER DIAL UP WARNING! LOTS OF LARGE PICS!

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    my pleasure to share!

    i suppose we all have my awesome sister to thank, since she was the one who allowed me to bring her nice camera!
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    *tears of pure awesomeness and envy*

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    Awesome photos! Thanks a lot for your help on CPUK amphirion. Just another question - is it easy to find and hire a guide on place?

    As for the conservation - unfortunately, visitors are bringing microorganisms and even seeds on the soles of their shoes, the environment at the top is already changing. As for the diversity, most plants from Mt. Roraima were described, which requires some specimens to be taken from the wild, These are kept in various botanic gardens - as for CPs, every species from Roraima can be found in collections, orchids too. No need for further plant collections.

    Peter

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    Amazing! Thanks for sharing these here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moof View Post
    Awesome photos! Thanks a lot for your help on CPUK amphirion. Just another question - is it easy to find and hire a guide on place?
    Peter
    Hello Peter, unfortunately, I do not know the answer to that question...but like i said, I am in contact with one the locals who lead our expedition...i can try asking her.
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    Well...I am glad to see that the venezuelan govt is taking conservation of these highlands seriously. Peter is right about the contamination with foreign species. I don't know, but perhaps inititatives such as washing shoes etc in bleach before taking them up the mountain (similar to the measures taken in Costa rica to prevent the spread of fungus that can decimate frogs) might help.

    I do understand that those specimens take a while to grow...decades even, but I guess I am proposing that seed collection by the local authorities (sort of like farming) might be a wonderful economic perspective.

    Anyways...thanks again for the wonderful pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vraev View Post
    Well...I am glad to see that the venezuelan govt is taking conservation of these highlands seriously. Peter is right about the contamination with foreign species. I don't know, but perhaps inititatives such as washing shoes etc in bleach before taking them up the mountain (similar to the measures taken in Costa rica to prevent the spread of fungus that can decimate frogs) might help.

    I do understand that those specimens take a while to grow...decades even, but I guess I am proposing that seed collection by the local authorities (sort of like farming) might be a wonderful economic perspective.

    Anyways...thanks again for the wonderful pics.
    Eh, the feeling I got is that they took to taking bribes and rummaging around our camera equipment a lot more seriously than they do preserving the tepuis.

    By the way, I am feeling better now, and will be posting pics soon.

    ---------- Post added at 04:41 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:26 PM ----------

    Okay, so I've been really really sick since my arrival, and haven't been able to post my pictures up, but I am feeling slightly better today, and thought I'd give it a go.

    Slums of Caracas:


    Venezuelan National Guard, a group of folks we became intimately familiar with by the end of the trip:


    First supper with the entire group:


    The highly staffed and under utilized airport in Santa Elena:


    First view of the Gran Sabana:


    Odd little savanna plant:




    Termite Mound:



    Jasper Creek:






    Stuff in the jungle around Jasper Creek:




    Leaf Cutter ant at Jasper Creek:



    Apparently restricted area of Jasper Creek, with sundews:



    Jasper Creek Utricularia, which one was this, Jon?


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    Oooh, great shots!!! Gosh, I'm just eating up these pictures!
    Moremoremore!

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