Paul Donahue and Teresa Wood are partners in Treetop Explorations. Both have had extensive experience working in the Amazonian rainforest of Peru, as well as experience in the rainforests of Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, Brazil, Paraguay, Venezuela, Suriname, Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Belize.
Paul is an ornithologist, naturalist, bird painter and environmentalist who has been working in the South and Central American rainforest since 1972, tape-recording bird vocalizations, painting birds, guiding natural history tours. For twelve years he worked as a resident naturalist at the Explorer's Inn, in the rainforests of the Tambopata-Candamo Reserve in southeastern Peru, and has led birding and natural history trips to twelve countries in Central and South America. In 1988 he began concentrating his efforts in the canopy of the Peruvian rainforest, tape-recording and drawing the birds of that habitat and taking others up into the rainforest canopy.
Teresa Wood received her B.S. in Zoology from the University of California, Davis, and a B.S. in Nursing from California State University, Fresno. She then served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay for three years. After leaving Peace Corps in l989, she began working with Paul in the rainforest canopy of the Tambopata-Candamo Reserve.
They continued working in the rainforests of southeastern Peru until 1991, constructing twenty canopy observation platforms in each of three reserves, including the Manu Biosphere Reserve. During this time they took hundreds of visitors into the canopy on climbing ropes, and worked with the Superflow Corp. on the production of the film Spirits of the Rainforest.
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