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...

Copal resin montage. Photos by C. Plowden/CACE

Copal resin montage. Photos by 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)

Murui artisan with wildlife carved ornament

Murui artisan with wildlife carved ornament
Photo from Progress Report 'Energizing Native Communities in Peru - Report #4' (view small | med | large | orig)

Bora boy with baby monkey on his head

Bora boy with baby monkey on his head
Photo from Progress Report 'Energizing Native Communities in Peru - Report #4' (view small | med | large | orig)

Calabash tree ornaments with Amazon wildlife

Calabash tree ornaments with Amazon wildlife
Photo from Progress Report 'Energizing Native Communities in Peru - Report #4' (view small | med | large | orig)

CACE donating camera to FECONA native leaders

CACE donating camera to FECONA native leaders
Photo from Progress Report 'Energizing Native Communities in Peru - Report #4' (view small | med | large | orig)
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