Good News And Bad News
The good news is that Justine Evans has arrived* she has been out setting camera traps with the jaguar researcher Luis Fonseca Lopez who is working in the National Park.
The less good news is that we are encountering a lot of problems. Initially it was mainly mechanical problems with the remote-controlled cameras that we were working to overcome, but then catastrophe struck; you may remember that two crews came out in January and February to stretch a pair of cables high over the forest canopy so we could send dollies along them. It is very windy in the park and we had not accounted for the amount of loosening that would happening. Two days ago one of our cables collapsed and then the other one followed suit. We have spent the last two days pulling the cables back up and reinforcing our systems.
Despite the fact that filming has been hindered we have still got some very exciting footage of pumas and some extremely charming shots of tapirs.
We're hoping to send the overhead cameras out for a proper run tonight - cross your fingers for us please!
*camera woman par excellence.