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...

Maijuna artisan Elena and river dolphin ornament

Maijuna artisan Elena and river dolphin ornament
Photo from Progress Report 'Exploring a partnership with Maijuna communities' (view small | med | large | orig)

Shebaco collecting copal oil from distilled resin

Shebaco collecting copal oil from distilled resin
Photo from Progress Report 'Exploring a partnership with Maijuna communities' (view small | med | large | orig)

Yully Rojas measuring copal tree with Maijuna team

Yully Rojas measuring copal tree with Maijuna team
Photo from Progress Report 'Exploring a partnership with Maijuna communities' (view small | med | large | orig)

Maijuna harvesting resin with machete on pole

Maijuna harvesting resin with machete on pole
Photo from Progress Report 'Exploring a partnership with Maijuna communities' (view small | med | large | orig)

Maijuna boy tossing copal resin down from trunk

Maijuna boy tossing copal resin down from trunk
Photo from Progress Report 'Exploring a partnership with Maijuna communities' (view small | med | large | orig)

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