Know where we work and how to get to the LA NOVIA
La Novia Research Station is located in the conservation concession of La Novia River basin, in the Purus province, Ucayali. It houses a wide array of flora and fauna yet to be discovered.
What does La Novia can offer you?
This research center provides a unique opportunity for scientists – biology, botany and zoology – as well as for students to further investigate and coexist with nature in situ.
Last investigations were conducted back in the 70s. Nevertheless, these records are still very useful.
Therefore, MABOSINFRON – the Association of Forests Management without Borders, which manages this conservation concession, fosters research activities in situ as an alternative for long-term sustainability.
This location adjoins the Purus Communal Reserve (PCR) and the Huni Kuin and Sharanahua indigenous communities – two of the over eight indigenous ethnic groups living in these forests. They are the guardians of all nature and ancestral knowledge there.
La Novia River Research Station awaits to be discovered: Come join us and seize this great opportunity!
Learn about the life and the inhabitants who occupy this area and care
September 23, 2015
From the scientific point of view, it is an unknown place [...]. The place offered more than what we expected, as much as large and small mammals; there are good indicators of the diversity of the area [...]. It is common to see spider monkeys, which are good indicators of primary forest, there is the emperor tamarin, which is also abundant [...] the variety of rodents and marsupials, bats is quite high [...] In addition to seeing the trees, cedars, large mahogany, it appeared that the forest was excellent, ideal to get an idea of how the Amazon was without the presence of man [...].
Head of the Department of Mammalogy -Museum of Natural History UNMSM
When I received the invitation, the first thing that crossed my mind was: anyway I want to go to that site, because that area of the Purus is a good little known area in Peru [...] its inaccessibility has made it remain unexplored in ornithological terms [...] everything was here mixed, was very interesting because it has flooded forest, firm land forest and pacal, all mixed in one place [...] what strikes me is that species that should be in one kind or another forest, in this site are all mixed. [...] I think the potential is great and I think that is just the beginning to know the place. [...] Having a biological station opens the opportunity to get and to study the forests in the Purus. [...] Almost a virgin place for research [...].
Ornithologist-Centro de Ornitología y Biodiversidad -CORBIDI
Have being part of the implementation of La Novia station was a unique experience and very satisfying on a personal and professional level. Knowing each of the members of MABOSINFRON and practically live with them every day in the maturation of his ideas, made me still have faith in people. Since the idea of protecting the Amazon forests seems to be often the ideal of only large organizations or people with lots of money; in this case it was the initiative of people who had the idea that a forest can become more than just wooden blocks to market, they bet that it is an opportunity to grow, teach, learn and show that standing has a value that must be shared. La Novia station still has many things to be studied, analyzed and discovered. Everything that was done in these three years are only the beginning of what still can be done.