Panguana Nature Reserve - 200 ha of central Peru which is reemote, jungly and hilly and of extraordinary biodiversity. There are, for example, 58 species of bat on the premises which is twice the number found in the whole of Europe and there are more bird species (N=353) than in the whole of Germany or Ireland. You can imagine why the likes of Charles Darwin, Alfred Russell Wallace and Henry Bates were shocked into creative explanations by being exposed to Tropical diversity after growing up as bug collectors in England with its impoverished fauna and flora.
Juliane was the sole miraculous survivor of the crash but we've heard of her because she gritted her teeth and walked herself out of the jungle trekking watercourses down-stream and finally following the sound of a hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin), a bird that she knew inhabited the edge of open and therefore navigable and inhabited water. The advantage of being educated at least partly in the jungle field-station run by her parents is that Juliane was empowered to take control of her disaster. Just before meeting people for the first time in a fortnight, she drenched her arms in gasoline to evacuate the maggots that were making a meal of her. I think that makes her a hard-chaw.
obtained a PhD on bats (Thesis title: Ökologische Studien an einer Fledermaus-Artengemeinschaft im tropischen Regenwald von Peru) from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and has spent a lot of time and effort progressing her parents' work trying to carve out a nature reserve in the middle of Amazonia as well as holding down her day job in the Zoologischen Staatssammlung München. I think her mother would have been justifiably proud.
Metafilter recently carried a list of Herzog's films which are available for streaming free, including Wings of Hope, his documentary, 25 years in gestation, about Juliane's arrival and departure in the jungle. Or you can read Juliane's own version in her book Als ich vom Himmel fiel.