Wish List

The Center for Amazon Community Ecology welcomes donations of financial support, equipment, gift certificates and travel benefits that allow us to purchase needed equipment or help us reduce our costs for work in the office and field. Gift certificates and items may be sent to us at the above address. Please contact us to discuss details of major equipment, airline tickets or other travel benefits. We will gratefully acknowledge all gifts with a letter.

Gift Certificates/Frequent Traveler Benefits
Gift certificates would be welcome from Amazon.com, Best Buy, eBay, Forestry Suppliers, Office Depot , Staples or other vendors selling office supplies, electronic, outdoor, photo and scientific equipment.

We also welcome airline tickets (or hotel stays and car rentals) obtainable through frequent traveler or credit card programs that could reduce travel expenses in or between the U.S., Peru and Brazil.

Office Equipment and Supplies
Laptop computer (PC with Windows XP/Vista; min. 30 GB HD; CD and/or DVD burner)
Software: Photoshop, Quick Books for Nonprofits, desktop publishing, donor management, statistics
Recordable CDs or DVDs
High quality slide scanner
Telephone (corded phone with speakerphone and one or more lines)
Answering machine (tape or digital with remote access capability; min. 30 minutes)
Fax/copier/scanner (compact plain paper; any combination of these functions)
Ink cartridges (if compatible with copier above, black and colored)
Copy paper (8.5 x 11 white – high recycled content if possible)
File folders and folder labels (plain manila standard size; white or colored labels)

Field Research Equipment and Supplies
Digital camera and accessories (batteries and charger, memory card, cables, manual)
Digital camcorder and accessories (batteries and charger, tapes/cards, cables, manual)
Pruning head with saw (detachable head) and/or collapsible aluminum poles
Corrugated aluminum ventilators and felt blotting driers (for drying plant specimens)
Precision balance (.01 - .001 g readability, AC and battery power if possible)
Heavy-duty duffel bags, day pack and rucksack
Calipers (dial or digital metric)
Aluminum screen mesh (36 - 48 inches wide)
Permanent markers and pens (fine and medium point black)
GPS unit with accessories (ideal Garmin 12XL with computer cable and external antenna)
Good quality compass
Binoculars (8X – 15X regular and Nite-vision if possible)
Field notebooks (5 x 7.5 inches and 8.5 x 11 inches; regular or waterproof paper)
Diameter tape measure (5 meter; cloth or white enamel metal)
Measuring tape (25 or 50 meter on spool with handle)
AA and AAA batteries (high-capacity alkaline or NiMh rechargeable) and battery charger
Insect pins (Sizes 00, 0, 2 or larger)
Aluminum tree tags (double sided or aluminum/cardboard; ¾ inch x 3 or 3.5 inch)
Flagging tape (yellow, orange or pink)
Duct tape, electrical tape, masking tape
Glass vials with screw caps (1 dram or larger)
Insect repellent
Snake bite kit (Sawyer suction type)
South American field guides for plants, birds, mammals or insects