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  1. ProducerJose Carlos Robles
    Palacala's Waterfall Hike - Lima - Peru
    Palacala's Waterfall Hike - Lima - PeruWe got up at 6:30 am and went from Miraflores to Chosica, on bus at 7:30. Then took another bus to San Jeronimo de Surco, where the hike starts. This route can be done in bike or car also, there are people who can take care of them. We started...
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  2. ProducerJose Carlos Robles
    Andean Bear - Endangered - Peru
    Andean Bear - Endangered - PeruOne of the purpuses of my travels and pictures published is to generate awareness about our wilderness, mainly of the endangered species that we have to take special care about.In this case is about the andean bear 🐼, which is a cute little cousin...
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    Andrew Porter
    04/09/2016 #19 Andrew Porter
    #15 Thanks @Jose Carlos Robles I look forward to reading more of your posts, and I am going to have a look at your Hive now!
    Jose Carlos Robles
    04/09/2016 #18 Jose Carlos Robles
    @Irene Hackett I'm glad you like it! I loved this experience. How I managed to get that close, even though they are not as dangerous as the other bears, they are still bears. But I felt like a special connection, there are some things hard to describe in words...
    I didn't know there were black bears in florida, I just hope they can stick there...
    Is hard for the wildlife to get by with people. I just hope we can reach sometime a balance. 😊
    Jose Carlos Robles
    04/09/2016 #17 Jose Carlos Robles
    @Lisa Gallagher thank you for the comments and following me. 😊 I want these stories to be noticed, and my travels also. I also want to let more people to know about Peru, through my travels, in short stories and easy to read.
    Jose Carlos Robles
    04/09/2016 #16 Jose Carlos Robles
    #7 @Dean Owen That sucks! I remember when I was younger and lived with my grandparents, somtimes we bought animals for sale on flea markets because of how painful it was to see them in that condition. Then I had to deal with my family and the animals... haha... but after a time I just free them.
    Jose Carlos Robles
    04/09/2016 #15 Jose Carlos Robles
    Yes @Andrew Porter I think that if we all just contribute a little bit, can make a difference. From my point of view, is better that a lot of people make small things than one make a big thing. Creating conscience and just each of us doing their part. 😉 And, makes you feel better. Good to hear you liked it, I have created a hive called bike travels. Feel free to join. 😊
    Irene Hackett
    03/09/2016 #14 Anonymous
    #13 I don't know about the tranquilizing, I haven't followed the issue that closely. It surely sounds like a better option but not sure how that would be administered in neighborhood wooded zones?
    Lisa Gallagher
    03/09/2016 #13 Lisa Gallagher
    #12 @Irene Hackett, yes people are the problem. Hmm a legal open hunt? Do they ever come into the area and tranquilize bears and bring them back to their natural habitats? There are other areas with similar issues and they will only kill a bear if it's aggressive. I would have turned around too if I saw a bear, especially a Momma bear- they are very protective. Good thing you heard a dog barking and you were alerted to it.
    Irene Hackett
    03/09/2016 #12 Anonymous
    #10 Interesting @Lisa Gallagher that you have seen some similar issues in your neighborhood. Where there are volumes of people creeping into these creatures' natural habitats, bringing with them volumes of garbage to be rid of - well, the Bears come out to eat! There was actually a legal open hunt in this area which has raised quite a political stir. It saddens me to see killing as the solution. My husband & I saw a huge bear and her cub on a neighborhood trail one afternoon - quickly turned around. And it was a barking dog that brought our attention to it!
    Andrew Porter
    03/09/2016 #11 Andrew Porter
    I really enjoyed this article @Jose Carlos Robles, as with all endangered species it all boils down to Human intervention be it deforestation, ivory, killing for sport, or whatever, we need to start doing some real preservation for all the endangered species on our planet, at the end of the day their fate is in our hands!!
    Lisa Gallagher
    03/09/2016 #10 Lisa Gallagher
    #6 Are people feeding the black bears @Irene Hackett? We have black bears in Pa and they do come down into our neighborhood from late May-June each year. People were leaving out bird feeders and yes, food for them. They were warned there would be stiff fines. It seems the problem hasn't been as bad the past few years. They come into the city when berries aren't in full bloom scavaging garbage cans. 3 years ago I saw a mother and her 2 cubs in my neighbors driveway and the mother weighed about 500 lbs. Glad I didn't run into her with my dog that night!
    Lisa Gallagher
    03/09/2016 #9 Lisa Gallagher
    #2 @Jose Carlos Robles, Sounds like fun, riding your bike to document, looking forward to seeing more of your travels and information you collect. Last night I saw the photos on my phone and they were awesome, today on my computer- wow.. just amazing!! I'm glad you like beBee, I'm just a part of the network like you, and I love it too!!
    Jose Carlos Robles
    03/09/2016 #8 Jose Carlos Robles
    #3@Dean Owen Thanks for your comments. We (as all the human specie) have to build more concience about preserving the wildlife and give little by little a support to it, of any kind, big or small, but contribute. And this is my way to start doing this. 😊
    Dean Owen
    03/09/2016 #7 Dean Owen
    #5 It's a good way to start! I recently exploded in an airport in a small Chinese city when I saw a stuffed Green Sea Turtle on display for sale in the airport shop! I tried to get a picture but was forcefully removed by airport security.
    Irene Hackett
    03/09/2016 #6 Anonymous
    @Jose Carlos Robles - This buzz with the fantastic photos is a pure treat - thank you for sharing! Here in Central Florida, we actually have a Black Bear 'problem' that is quite controversial - I read an article that referred to it more of a 'people problem', which I tend to agree with. I look forward to more of your buzzes! Be blessed dear @Jose Carlos Robles
    Dean Owen
    03/09/2016 #3 Dean Owen
    Really enjoyed this trip through your writing and lens. It appears they face the usual threats of deforestation and poaching (for their gall bladders which apparently are presumed to have medicinal qualities).
    Jose Carlos Robles
    03/09/2016 #2 Jose Carlos Robles
    Hi @Lisa Gallagher, I,m glad you liked it.
    I like to travel a lot (if it's riding a bike, better) and my hobbie is taking pictures, so will use the opportunities to document and make awareness about the taken care of the wild life and sustainability. I still need to read and learn a lot so I can provide better conclussions and articles, but still working on it. 😊 I am an amateur who is doing this for passion, but will start doing anytime soon tours by bike on our routes. By the way, really like your network, beBee.
    Lisa Gallagher
    03/09/2016 #1 Lisa Gallagher
    Hi @Jose Carlos Robles, what an interesting perspective about the bear. Most people fear getting too close, yet you were able to touch him! His eye have the mask similar to that of a racoon, but much cuter. I've never seen this species of bear before. It is vital to our ecosystem that animals live in their natural habitat. Thanks for sharing, and wonderful photos too! Welcome to beBee also!
  3. ProducerJose Carlos Robles
    Tingo Maria - Peru : Local Media Coverage
    Tingo Maria - Peru : Local Media CoverageThis were some pictures taken by the local media, they were joining us on our passing by from one city to another in Tingo Maria, located in the Peruvian amazonWas a great experience to have the whole town watching us, a group of more than 30...
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    Lisa Gallagher
    04/09/2016 #5 Lisa Gallagher
    #3 The cave sounds like it was fun to explore. Mosquitos, ick. Looking forward to more photos & travel tales!
    Jose Carlos Robles
    04/09/2016 #4 Jose Carlos Robles
    Hi @Dean Owen I used to have a blog but I don't use it anymore. It was in spanish and now I preffer to write short articles, easy to read with pictures. This way is a light reading, people has less time to read big articles.
    Jose Carlos Robles
    04/09/2016 #3 Jose Carlos Robles
    #2 Thank you @Lisa Gallagher, the trip was a lot of fun. The landscapes, wildlife, people, everything. Is so nice to make tourism in your own country and realize how amazing it is. There is so much to know, learn, help. We got into a cave full of owls and stalagtites then dived into a natural pool that had curative properties, but also really small fish and a lot of mosquitoes. I hated the mosquitoes, the only thing I didn't like about the trip. But it's the jungle, what should I expect...
    Lisa Gallagher
    03/09/2016 #2 Lisa Gallagher
    Awesome photos @Jose Carlos Robles, and the trip sounds like it was a lot of fun! Your bike looks like it's very heavy-duty and can get you through and over some tough terrain so you can view wildlife and more! How exciting that the media was present.
    Dean Owen
    03/09/2016 #1 Dean Owen
    What a cool trip! Do you have a blog of the trip? I'd love to hear more.
  4. ProducerJose Carlos Robles
    My muddy version... Peruvian routes
    My muddy version... Peruvian routesMy muddy version...After a track of mud, gravel, dirt, water, we stopped to rest for a bit a clean the visors of our helmets, can't see a thing. Our glasses beside them were dirty too. Our routes are anazing to be ridden and seen. Each of them is a...
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