In May of 2016, the Radford Amazonian Research Expedition (RARE) lead its second trip to the Amazon. For this year's expedition, fifteen students traveled to Peru along with two supporting Radford University faculty to conduct original research.
Members of the RARE team traveled from Radford to Puerto Maldonado, a rapidly growing city near Peru’s eastern border. In Puerto Maldonado, the team met with guides from Tamandua, LLC, a conservation and ecotourism group devoted to the protection and conservation of the Peruvian jungle. From there the RARE team traveled eight hours, first by car and then by boat, to reach the remote Las Piedras Biodiversity Station where they conducted their studies.