The black market maybe something we only see or hear about in movies, t.v., or books but the reality is that it is still very much alive and is one of the greatest dangers to the jungle communities. Amazonia Expeditions has actually two lodges within 45 mins of each other by speedboat. One one is the main lodge and the other is a research centre. For the first two days of my stay I spent it at the research centre and then switched and spent the remainder of my days at the main lodge.
When we arrived by speedboat, my room was still being prepared so I waited around and took photos and scouted out the surroundings. I came across a beautiful Macaw. But lovely as the creature is, there was only one problem.....Macaws should be in the jungle. While travelling on speedboat i often saw two of them flying together. This is because Macaws mate for life so where you see one you'll often see their partner.