Fighting Poverty ~ Preserving Nature


Hello and welcome to my site!  I have not developed this, and if you wish to get in touch send me an email to  I see this daily.

I am an American ecologist living in Brazil, working here and occasionally a number of other countries.  My principal goal in life is to alleviate poverty and preserve nature.  I do this in a number of different ways, as you will see when you explore this site.

I want to hear from you…your comments, observations, ideas etc. so please do not hesitate to contact me.  I travel extensively and do not always have internet access, so it may take a few days to hear back, but you will!

Cheers, Douglas

13 responses

  1. judy densky

    I am Justin;s gransdmother and wanted to taslk to you about your land only 6 day tour. You could cvall me over this weekend at 718-767-4206


    April 23, 2011 at 3:49 pm

  2. Hi Douglas,

    How are you doing? Was a great opportunity getting in touch with you during the International Seminar, last week in Cemig facilities.

    As i told you during our phone call a few moments, I have some projects focused in sustainability concept, e.g., a solar industrial plant that seeking investor and real estate venture with energy concept sustainable.

    Let me know if this kind of projects could be useful for your business purpose.

    If yes, I could provide further information to proceeding with you for anályses of your group of partners.

    In advance thank you and I am looking forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.


    Edvaldo L L Pereira

    March 5, 2012 at 2:17 pm

  3. Hi Doug,

    My name is Prentiss Lund. I met you a few years ago at Minas International sometime after I arrived in Belo Horizonte. I am writing you because I have a friend who is a professional photographer back in the States who is interested in the Cats in the Pantanal. His background is in ecology and he has worked extensively with Grizzles, Sea Turtles, Great Whites (PhD), etc around the globe. Sometime after his work in science he shifted to photography. His two passions are animals and photography. His website is as follows: . Once you get a view of his work you’ll understand more of what he’s up to.

    I was hoping that I could put you both in touch with one another. He is looking for advice/general info for his trip. I am attaching my email per the request of this page. If you’re interested please forward your contact information to me so I can get it to him. I look forward to hearing from you and getting you two together.

    Thanks for your time and consideration.



    June 25, 2012 at 10:55 am

    • Hi Prentiss….just seeing this. Please use my email

      Yes, lets be in touch! My Brazil phone is 55 31 9134-3833 and USA Vonage that rings here in Brazil is 505 216-9696

      Cheers, Douglas

      June 30, 2014 at 1:46 pm

  4. Paul M. Mayer

    Dear Douglas, most likely you won’t remember your old friends Anne and Paul Mayer, who had some of their best times with you and wonderful Miguel. We were happy to learn that you are back in Belo Horizonte. Saudades?
    We would be happy indeed if we could meet you again personally? How? When? We live as always right here in Belo.
    What’s more, even as we are now somewhat seniors, we would love to travel with you or your people sometimes, albeit not so much for birdwatching, but rather for NATURE. And
    surely our 2 daughters would love it too. Could we have a talk about this?

    November 10, 2013 at 5:51 pm

  5. Richard Saunders, Senior Scientist Emeritus, KU

    Read article at KU re: your project re: Pantanal. Muriel and I have been consulting and teaching in Brazil since 1995 (UFSCAR & State U. in Londrina). Psychology and education. Supervised 3 Brazilian doctoral dissertations. Always wanted to visit Pantanal. Both retired in 2013. Any place for folks like us in your project? My Portuguese is passable. Look forward to hearing from you and more about your project.

    February 1, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    • Hi Richard!

      Would you please email me at, with you contact info? I would like to call you if this is OK.

      Abraços, Douglas

      February 2, 2014 at 12:56 pm

  6. gary

    happy birthday late but not forgotten yet.

    June 30, 2014 at 11:02 am

    • Happy Belated Birthday to you too, my dear friend!

      June 30, 2014 at 1:45 pm

  7. Do you have plans to travel to south Pantanal?

    April 11, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    • I go occassionally, usually on request.

      October 10, 2015 at 11:26 am

  8. Dear Mr. Trent,
    some days ago, I tried to post a comment,but it failed. Thus, I am trying it again,

    Your webpage is very informative and intersting.

    Up to know, I am a fan of the Defenders of Wildlife and the Sierra Club and have contact the National Wildlife Federation (all belong to the U.S.)
    Possibly, you can me reports of your organisation,which I could translate into German.
    Kind regards,
    Peter Peter Schneider

    October 13, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    • We are in touch by email! Glad your message was posted. Thank you!

      October 14, 2015 at 9:34 am

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