The Estación Biológica Río Los Amigos (or EBLA) is located on the banks of the Rio Madre de Dios in southeastern Peru and is operated by the Amazonian Conservation Association.
EBLA was established in 2000, when an old gold-mining camp was converted to a biological field station with some help from the Betty and Gordon Moore Foundation. Since then, it has been one of the most productive field stations in all of South America, producing more than 213 research projects and 223 publications, including biological inventories of more than 30 different plant and animal groups.
The site boasts 595+ bird species, 11 primate species, 6 felid and one canid species. The forest was selectively logged and the larger mammals poached over a quarter century ago. Today, the difference is barely discernible, with a healthy population of both large predators and prey.