Center for Amazon Community Ecology

Our Mission: Background Philosophy The Amazon rainforest has the largest concentration of animal and plant life in the world. It is also home to hundreds of indigenous groups and tens of thousands of other people who make their living in the forest. The biggest challenge and opportunity for the Amazon is to transform the vision of development that impacts its water, land, plants, animals and people. The current model promotes the production of mass commodities. The new model needs to focus on sustaining diverse human and other biological communities. One important path to creating a sustainable future for the Amazon is to strengthen its traditional communities. People who have strong c...

Measuring rosewood seedling growth at Brillo Nuevo

Measuring rosewood seedling growth at Brillo Nuevo
Photo from Progress Report 'A vision for rosewood oil & rare tree recovery' (view small | med | large | orig)

Oscar and Bora team collecting rosewood leaves

Oscar and Bora team collecting rosewood leaves
Photo from Progress Report 'A vision for rosewood oil & rare tree recovery' (view small | med | large | orig)

Carrying rosewood seedlings in canoe to field

Carrying rosewood seedlings in canoe to field
Photo from Progress Report 'A vision for rosewood oil & rare tree recovery' (view small | med | large | orig)

New distiller and shredder in Iquitos, Peru

New distiller and shredder in Iquitos, Peru
Photo from Progress Report 'A vision for rosewood oil & rare tree recovery' (view small | med | large | orig)

Separating rosewood oil during distillation

Separating rosewood oil during distillation
Photo from Progress Report 'A vision for rosewood oil & rare tree recovery' (view small | med | large | orig)
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