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9: Puerto Rico Parrots

We go to the Puerto Rico parrot aviary in the El Yunque rainforest of Puerto Rico. There are only 30 parrots in the wild flock and we interview the chief agriculturist who is running the captive breeding program to rescue these beautiful birds from extinction. bill@rainforestinn.com

Direct download: RFI-2005-11-28_No_09_Puerto_Rico_Parrots.m4b
Category:Nature ecology -- posted at: 4:03pm EDT
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8: Sounds of the Rainforest

We go on a hike in the rainforest with Cynthia, an interpretive guide. This may be our podcast number eight but it is podcast number two in our informative series about the El Yunque rainforest. It is 45 minutes long and touches on sounds of coquis, snail breeding, rain forest camping and sierra palm forest history.

Direct download: RFI-2005-11-19_-_The_Sounds_of_the_Rainforest_No._08.m4b
Category:Nature ecology -- posted at: 10:25am EDT
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7: Too Much Work on the Inn & Not Enough Time

We are busy getting the inn ready for season. Fixing the north wing which was the main building damaged by hurricane Georges. Laurie is doing all the painting. We make excuses about the interviews we had to postpone.

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6:  Interview with the Director of the Int'l Institute of Tropical Forestry

We talk to Dr. Lugo about studies the Institute has made in EL Yunque over the last 60 years. Making a historical building "green" (and things we can do at the rainforestinn for the environment). We visit a huge Asubo tree in the jardin botanical sur as well as other trees in the beautiful botanical garden on our walking sound tour. He also describes how the institute works with other countries including Brazil saving the world’s rainforests. He describes their work with schools in Puerto Rico teaching students scientific methods of forestry and GIS studies with satellite photos of land use patterns and land cover change.

Direct download: RFI-2005-10-06.mp3
Category:Nature ecology -- posted at: 9:45am EDT
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5: Rainforestinn.com El Yunque Puerto Rico

We talk about snakes on the property and the endangered boas we saw on our hike. The upcoming interviews with forest rangers and local scientists about El Yunque rain forest of Puerto Rico. show notes

Direct download: RFI-2005-09-14.mp3
Category:Nature ecology -- posted at: 9:33am EDT
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We are home alone. Our guest went to the biobay in Vieques. History of local Puerto Rican restaurant: Lolita's Mexican food. Our first selection from the podsafe network.

Direct download: RFI-2008-08-25.mp3
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Andrew, Annie and Sebastian grace us with music and then attest to the beauty and romance of our private hike. Sebastian and Annie (friends visiting this week) talk about their hike in the rainforest. Sebastian and Andrew play guitar as an intro and Andrew McFadden concludes with one of his original compositions -- our first Puerto Rican music!

 

Direct download: seband.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT
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2: El Yunque Rainforest of Puerto Rico

Laurie starts to explain about what happened to our fish. Hear coquis and the tarzan movie sound of the bufo marianus. Ignore this, claiming my Odeo channel: My Odeo Channel (odeo/5c80fc950d0e9948)

Direct download: bed_breakfast_summary.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:16am EDT
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1: Introduction to the Rainforest Inn

Meet Bill & Laurie and enjoy their trials and tribulations as they build a very small bed & breakfast in the rain forest of Puerto Rico. We also talk about some of our upcoming shows.

Direct download: bed_breakfast_intro.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:01am EDT
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"Puerto Rico Parrots" Interview excerpt

This is a short excerpt from one of our interviews. It is all about the Puerto Rican Parrots. We don't talk about the RainforestInn much in this excerpt -- maybe next tim.

Direct download: Parrots_training_ver_2.mp3
Category:Nature ecology -- posted at: 3:39pm EDT
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