There are currently two live Wired Amazon projects:
- Aerobotany – Live online now!
- Discover a new species - Barcode Tambopata – Live at Refugio Amazonas now!
In 2017, we plan on launching:
- AmazonCam Tambopata
- The Macaw Project
Our online Wired Amazon projects (like Aerobotany) provide opportunities to earn Travel Credits by helping our scientists collect data from images captured by remote camera traps and mini drones, via The Zooniverse, the world’s largest and most popular platform for people-powered research. Each travel credit is worth $1, and each person can earn up to $300. Travel Credits are redeemable for a stay at any of our lodges during Science Season.
- Aerobotany: where citizen scientists review images of the Amazon rainforest canopy taken by a drone, and help scientists collect data on the biological rhythms and life cycles of rainforest trees.
- Discover a New Species - Barcode Tambopata: where guests can assist resident biologists in discovering new insect species in the Amazon rainforest. On average, we discover one new species per month! This project is only available to tourists staying at Refugio Amazonas.