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...

Statue of traditional Maijuna with earlobe disks

Statue of traditional Maijuna with earlobe disks
Photo from Progress Report 'Exploring a partnership with Maijuna communities' (view small | med | large | orig)

Maijuna leader at FECONAMAI congress in 2009

Maijuna leader at FECONAMAI congress in 2009
Photo from Progress Report 'Exploring a partnership with Maijuna communities' (view small | med | large | orig)

Maijuna artisans of Nueva Vida

Maijuna artisans of Nueva Vida
Photo from Progress Report 'Exploring a partnership with Maijuna communities' (view small | med | large | orig)

Michael Gilmore examining Maijuna resource map

Michael Gilmore examining Maijuna resource map
Photo from Progress Report 'Exploring a partnership with Maijuna communities' (view small | med | large | orig)

Campbell Plowden and Shebaco at Maijuna festival

Campbell Plowden and Shebaco at Maijuna festival
Photo from Progress Report 'Exploring a partnership with Maijuna communities' (view small | med | large | orig)

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