Evacuation! and RAP Site 3

Leeanne Alonso – ​Thus on March 18, the RAP team evacuated the first base camp and set off toward the next camp near the Kasikasima Mountain. The botany, water quality, and fish teams, along with all the Amerindians and most of the support crew headed out in boats. They were able to sample a third site (RAP Site 3) at the confluence of the Palumeu River with the Makrutu Creek en route. Eleven of the RAP scientists along with the National Geographic team departed by helicopter and landed at Kampu, a small village across the river from the Kasikasima Mountain. The scientists spent one night there.

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Therese Tepe

Therese Tepe

Therese Tepe, formerly GWC’s conservation partnerships officer, manages U.S. government-funded biodiversity, forestry, and climate change projects in Southeast Asia and West Africa from Washington D.C. She works closely with both international and in-country partners when implementing these conservation projects. Previously, she had been based in Malaysia working on tiger conservation throughout Asia.