//Communications Innovator Matthew Aden
//Date April 3, 2020
//Work Log 1001:
//Location: Southern Peru
Today was my first time seeing some of the amazing cloud forests in Peru, they are truly breathtaking. It is still shocking to me that these areas didn't receive protective status until 2019, if only we knew that by then it would be too late. The biosphere can no longer sustain itself and is slowly collapsing.
So now the race is on and we have our mission. First, to provide relief services to the local populace who are now in a critical water shortage since the forest provided over 30% of their drinking water. Second, to find, doc**ent, and collect DNA samples of the diverse plants and animals that don't live anywhere else on earth. Last, to try and work with the community and government to help plant and nurture new trees around the forest and hope to reverse the forests gradual decline.
Now I have the challenge of providing my team with communication back to fellow scientists at genetic conservatories around the world. It is difficult to maintain communication links throughout the forest so our field teams can connect to our satellite backbone, but I enjoy testing my skills in difficult situations.
I am just glad we have the support of the Alchemy network, hopefully by working together ten years from now people in 2030 will talk about when the world banded together to save the invaluable cloud forests.
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