Eduardo Nycander first embarked on an expedition to Tambopata at the invitation of Wildlife Conservation Society in 1989 – this began a life-long passion and dedication to the Amazon.
In the last three decades, Eduardo has dedicated himself to ecotourism that protects and conserves natural assets of the Rainforest.
Eduardo’s wildlife scientific research, has extended nearly three decades, beginning with creating the Macaw Research Project (1989), featured in National Geographic (1994), designing, building, installing and experimenting with artificial nest boxes for macaws. The Macaw Project has become the flagship symbol of the Tambopata Candamo National Reserve and the Bahuaja Sonene National Park in Peru.
Similarly, in 1996, Eduardo started the Harpy Eagle Project in Tambopata. In less than one year – the Tambopata National Reserve became known as the best destination to sport Harpy Eagles. After discovering five Harpy Eagle nests, three of them containing chicks, Eduardo built observation towers and organize tours to visit the nests and chicks. It continues to be a major tourism attraction for visitors to Refugio Amazonas and Posada Amazonas.
A successful wildlife photographer, Eduardo has published images in international magazines, newspapers and academic publications. Highlights include publication of the first picture of a Blue Throated Macaw taken in the wild in The National Geographic Magazine in 1995.
He has extensive experience with wildlife film production, including work with BBC’s Wildlife on One; Germany’s Channel One; Discovery Channel; Travel Channel; others. He works closely with filmmakers on concept development, and management of all logistics, staffing, wildlife sightings/management, to obtain optimal scenes and footage. This includes building infrastructure (blinds, platforms, towers, etc.) for filming purposes.