RAP 3-credit Brian O'Shea

Evacuation! and RAP Site 3

Leeanne Alonso – ​Thus on March 18, the RAP team evacuated the first base camp and set off toward the next camp near the Kasikasima Mountain. The botany, water quality, and fish teams, along with all the Amerindians and most of the support crew headed out in boats. They were able to sample a third site (RAP Site 3) at the confluence of the Palumeu River with the Makrutu Creek en route. Eleven of the RAP scientists along with the National Geographic team departed by helicopter and landed at Kampu, a small village across the river from the Kasikasima Mountain. The scientists spent one night there.

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Therese Tepe

Therese Tepe lives in Austin, Texas and has a degree in wildlife biology from Colorado State University and master’s degrees from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs. She works to build partnerships with businesses and individuals to support GWC’s mission. Prior to joining GWC, she lived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia working on tiger conservation throughout the Asia region for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). She has also supported work on sustainable biofuel development and payment for ecosystem services at the World Resources Institute (WRI) in Washington, D.C.