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...

Bora artisan with woven chambira fiber placemats

Bora artisan with woven chambira fiber placemats
Photo from Progress Report 'Learning to work together in the right way' (view small | med | large | orig)

Most effective artisan group at Brillo Nuevo 2014

Most effective artisan group at Brillo Nuevo 2014
Photo from Progress Report 'Learning to work together in the right way' (view small | med | large | orig)

Artisan with woven chambira hot pad. Plowden/CACE

Artisan with woven chambira hot pad. Plowden/CACE
Photo from Progress Report 'The art of weaving chambira palm fiber in the Peruvian Amazon and CACE's approach to innovation' (view small | med | large | orig)

Bora Artisan weaving hammock. Plowden/CACE

Bora Artisan weaving hammock. Plowden/CACE
Photo from Progress Report 'The art of weaving chambira palm fiber in the Peruvian Amazon and CACE's approach to innovation' (view small | med | large | orig)

Artisan weaving guitar strap. Plowden/CACE

Artisan weaving guitar strap. Plowden/CACE
Photo from Progress Report 'The art of weaving chambira palm fiber in the Peruvian Amazon and CACE's approach to innovation' (view small | med | large | orig)
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