REGUA is delighted to announce the appointment of Jorge Bizarro in a new post as Research Co-ordinator. Jorge has a degree in medicine from Lisbon, an MD and PhD in Biological Sciences from Parana and has worked in medical research as well as teaching human palaeontology and bioethics. His main interests are in entomology, especially the relationship between Lepidoptera and their host species, and has published a number of papers and collaborated in the preparation of several books on the subject. Amongst other things, Jorge will be responsible for co-ordinating the growing number of research projects at REGUA, working with the Brazilian Universities and Institutions to promote and obtain funding for further research and to assist in the dissemination of information through the website, publications and journals. This is a part-time role, and Jorge will spend his remaining two days per week studying for a Post Doc in Rio. In its brief history to date, REGUA has developed an enviable bird list and some notable mammal records, but Jorge’s appointment will help focus more attention on the many other taxonomic groups which abound in the forest.