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 grating fruit pod dye. Plowden/CACE

Artisan grating fruit pod dye. 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 drying chambira fiber. Plowden/CACE

Artisan drying chambira fiber. 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 washing chambira fiber. Plowden/CACE

Artisan washing chambira fiber. 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 removing chambira fiber. Plowden/CACE

Artisan removing chambira fiber. 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 stripping chambira leaflets. Plowden/CACE

Artisan stripping chambira leaflets. 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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