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...

Most effective artisan group in Brillo Nuevo 2014

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

Artisan "train" at leadership workshop

Artisan "train" at leadership workshop
Photo from Progress Report 'Learning to work together in the right way' (view small | med | large | orig)

Artisan with woven chambira water bottle carrier

Artisan with woven chambira water bottle carrier
Photo from Progress Report 'Learning to work together in the right way' (view small | med | large | orig)

Weaving a chambira anaconda style guitar strap

Weaving a chambira anaconda style guitar strap
Photo from Progress Report 'Learning to work together in the right way' (view small | med | large | orig)

Artisans drawing chambira palms at workshop.

Artisans drawing chambira palms at workshop.
Photo from Progress Report 'Learning to work together in the right way' (view small | med | large | orig)

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