About the Author

Corine Vriesendorp and William S. Alverson are conservation ecologists and botanists and Debra K. Moskovits is senior vice president of Environment, Culture, and Conservation at the Field Museum, Chicago.
 José A. álvarez is an ornithologist at the Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonía Peruana in Iquitos, Peru.
Nélida Barbagelata is a conservation biologist and teacher in Iquitos, Peru.