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...

Orchid bee collecting copal resin. Plowden/CACE

Orchid bee collecting copal resin.  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)

Two weevils and copal resin lumps. Plowden/CACE

Two weevils and copal resin lumps.  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)

Collecting copal resin lump from tall tree. CACE

Collecting copal resin lump from tall tree.  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)

Copal resin lump in sustainability study. CACE

Copal resin lump in sustainability study.  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)

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)
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