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...

Robin van Loon and Bora rosewood planting team

Robin van Loon and Bora rosewood planting team
Photo from Progress Report 'A vision for rosewood oil & rare tree recovery' (view small | med | large | orig)

Cooperative craft making exercise

Cooperative craft making exercise
Photo from Progress Report 'Strengthening artisan skills and cooperation with Ampiyacu native communities (Report #6)' (view small | med | large | orig)

Identifying stages of craft making and marketing

Identifying stages of craft making and marketing
Photo from Progress Report 'Strengthening artisan skills and cooperation with Ampiyacu native communities (Report #6)' (view small | med | large | orig)

Trust lift exercise at Puca Urquillo

Trust lift exercise at Puca Urquillo
Photo from Progress Report 'Strengthening artisan skills and cooperation with Ampiyacu native communities (Report #6)' (view small | med | large | orig)

Perfecting skill for twisting chambira palm fiber

Perfecting skill for twisting chambira palm fiber
Photo from Progress Report 'Strengthening artisan skills and cooperation with Ampiyacu native communities (Report #6)' (view small | med | large | orig)
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