Spiders protecting the Amazon

January 20, 2023


The Amazon is the largest rainforest in the world. It’s also home to 30 million people. University of Richmond professors and students are partnering with indigenous people in the Amazon to track threats to the rainforest and assist in protecting it.


Support: SERVIR Amazonia, NASA, USAID, Conservación Amazónica, University of Richmond Department of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability, Upper Amazon Conservancy, Universidad Nacional de Ucayali, Universidade Federal do Acre-Campus Floresta, ACONADIYSH, OPIRJ. Photos: Gustavo Carrasco and Reynaldo Vela, USAID