Terborgh tries to maintain a minimum of station rules in order to make
the station a comfortable and relaxed home for its varied residents.
However, certain rules are required to successfully perpetuate the station's
mission, for safety reasons, and to comply with Park regulations.
Residents are responsible for knowing and complying with these regulations.
primary concern is that the investigator should attempt to minimize
disturbance to the environment during the course of his/her research.
Animals and plants should be disturbed as little as possible and NO
TRAILS SHOULD BE CUT, except with the express approval of the management.
is station policy that all equipment be removed from the forest at
the end of a research project. The station's staff is
instructed to remove all unauthorized foreign material from the
forest if an investigator neglects to do so.
regulations govern behavior towards particularly sensitive species,
notably Giant Otters. Rules are exhibited at park guard stations,
and should be reviewed and followed.
you are not a Peruvian citizen, please plan on abiding by the park
rule requiring foreign investigators to hire at least one Peruvian
are responsible for doing their own laundry. By park rules, it is
not permitted to wash clothes in the lake. Used water with any
type of detergent must be disposed of in pits dug in the clearing
for this purpose.
considerate of others working in the offices/lab, and keep noise down.
you will be working far from camp, tell someone where you will be,
in case we have to look for you.
ask permission of the management before appropriating tools for your
own use, especially if you plan to take them away from the station
not leave garbage anywhere except in the garbage pit.
Always keep in your mind where you are and don't take unnecessary
risks. If you do something foolish that creates an emergency, it will
disrupt life for everyone at the station.
you don't or can't use the latrine, go well off from the trail--at least
150m from the clearing and the lake--and bury toilet paper under the
resident at Cashu are obliged to contribute a small amount of their time
to station upkeep. By contributing your time, you are helping keep the
cost of running the station to a minimum. Here a few examples of situations
that may require your effort/cooperation:
supplies from the boat and carrying them to the station (once every
watch over group equipment in populated areas; sometimes in all-night
with firewood collection and food preparation at overnights during
fuel cylinders (55 gal) from the boats to the storage shed at the
top of the river bank;
in a work rotation that requires sweeping the buildings, carrying
out the of trash, and preparing desert for the group (September -
the toilet paper in the latrine when you use the last.