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...

Artisan teambuilding exercise at Pucaurquillo

Artisan teambuilding exercise at Pucaurquillo
Photo from Progress Report 'Strengthening artisan skills and cooperation with Ampiyacu native communities (Report #6)' (view small | med | large | orig)

Stainless steel distillation unit. Heart Magic

Stainless steel distillation unit. Heart Magic
Photo from Progress Report 'Copal - the ecology of an aromatic Amazon resin and novel essential oil. CACE Report #5' (view small | med | large | orig)

Distilling rosewood essential oil. C. Plowden/CACE

Distilling rosewood essential oil. C. Plowden/CACE
Photo from Progress Report 'Copal - the ecology of an aromatic Amazon resin and novel essential oil. CACE Report #5' (view small | med | large | orig)

Copper alembique distiller. C. Plowden/CACE

Copper alembique distiller. C. Plowden/CACE
Photo from Progress Report 'Copal - the ecology of an aromatic Amazon resin and novel essential oil. CACE Report #5' (view small | med | large | orig)

CACE GPS training with Bora natives. Plowden/CACE

CACE GPS training with Bora natives. Plowden/CACE
Photo from Progress Report 'Copal - the ecology of an aromatic Amazon resin and novel essential oil. CACE Report #5' (view small | med | large | orig)
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