Salaries and Airfare - $3100.00 The Study Director will receive a stipend. The Study Director's airfare will be paid by the PPRF as will a portion of Janine Spencer's airfare. David Wilson is paying all of his own travel expenses.
Transportation in Ecuador - $175.00 Covers one vehicle trip to Mindo to deliver equipment as well as bus costs for the science staff and taxi fares to and from the airport)
Housing/Food in Quito - $500.00 Covers one night each at the beginning of the trip for Joe, David, and Janine. An additional 4 nights are included for David to use for "time-off."
Housing/Food in Mindo - $3800.00 This figure covers 12 weeks of accommodations (6 weeks for David, 3 weeks each for Joe and Janine) based on a total rate of $45.00/day (includes the 22% IVA tax). We may be able to reduce this figure after some negotiation.
Research Site Fees Mindo - $500.00 $200.00 remaining for 2004 and $400.00 deposit due for 2005.
Total costs (excluding equipment costs) Mindo - $8075
PO Box 490302
Lawrenceville, GA 30049
Folks, there is some special equipment we will need to make our three-year research project in Mindo, Ecuador a success. If you or your club are looking for a way to make a meaningful contribution, or if you just happen to have access to some unused equipment, we'd sure appreciate your help. Here is a list of items we can use:
Want to help but lack resources? Don't fret. You can tell other Pionus owners, aviculturists, bird clubs, etc. about our work and encourage them to donate. Remember, no amount is too small. If 400 people give us $20 each, we're funded!