AMAZON SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH STATION - SUMACO NAPO GALERAS NATIONAL PARK - AREA TIMBURI PAYAMINO
EXCURSIONES CAMINATAS EN EL PARQUE NACIONAL YASUNÍ
AMAZON SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH STATION
FROM QUITO TO COCA
Amazon scientific research station, where volunteers, students, and scientists come to study the biodiversity of the Payamino territory, in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Every summer, universities and research groups conduct expeditions and tropical biology courses here.
Timburi Cocha is jointly managed by Manchester Metropolitan University (Manchester, United Kingdom) and Universidad Estatal Amazónica (Puyo, Ecuador). Additionally, the station is used by other Universities and organisations which conduct various activities in Payamino:
University of Manchester, England, UK - Carried out annual undergraduate field course for over a decade. TheUniversity has provided most of the lab and research equipment the station currently possesses. Manchester Metropolitan University has taken over this role.
University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK - Runs annual expeditions and research field courses.
The Biodiversity Group, based in the USA - Conducts herpetological and entomological research, as well as community conservation projects.
Alma College, Michigan, USA - Carries out ethobotanical research of the Kichwa community of Payamino.
The Amazon Scientific Research Station is found within the buffer zone of the Sumaco Napo Galeras National Park and is composed of both primary and secondary lowland rainforest.