Kyoto University opens research base in Amazon jungle
Jiji -- May 11
Japan's Kyoto University has opened a large research base in the jungles of the Amazon basin in Brazil.

Previously, no accommodations had been available on the ground for researchers from around the world who are studying flora and fauna, and ecosystem in the area, and they therefore had had to use ships anchored far away or other facilities as their research bases.

The research station, which opened on Tuesday, is expected to help such researchers conduct long-term and comfortable fieldwork.

The university established the base in cooperation with the state-affiliated Japan International Cooperation Agency, major Japanese trader Itochu Corp. <8001> and Brazil's National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA).

The base, named Field Station, is located in the jungle along the Cuieiras River some 130 kilometers by water from Manaus, a Brazilian city in the middle basin of the Amazon River.

News source: Jiji
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