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...

Bora artisan and baby with Amazon hot pad

Bora artisan and baby with Amazon hot pad
Photo from Progress Report 'Gains, losses and opportunities in the Ampiyacu'

Bora artisan with etched calabash pod ornaments

Bora artisan with etched calabash pod ornaments
Photo from Progress Report 'New rosewood trees & pharmacy for Brillo Nuevo'

Painting community pharmacy in Brillo Nuevo

Painting community pharmacy in Brillo Nuevo
Photo from Progress Report 'New rosewood trees & pharmacy for Brillo Nuevo'

Bora artisan with woven guitar strap and children

Bora artisan with woven guitar strap and children
Photo from Progress Report 'New rosewood trees & pharmacy for Brillo Nuevo'

Carrying rosewood seedlings to forest in canoe

Carrying rosewood seedlings to forest in canoe
Photo from Progress Report 'New rosewood trees & pharmacy for Brillo Nuevo'
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