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...

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' (view small | med | large | orig)

Bora woman watering rosewood tree seedling

Bora woman watering rosewood tree seedling
Photo from Progress Report 'New rosewood trees & pharmacy for Brillo Nuevo' (view small | med | large | orig)

Bora man with rosewood seedlings in a basket

Bora man with rosewood seedlings in a basket
Photo from Progress Report 'New rosewood trees & pharmacy for Brillo Nuevo' (view small | med | large | orig)

CACE, Camino Verde & Bora rosewood planting group

CACE, Camino Verde & Bora rosewood planting group
Photo from Progress Report 'New rosewood trees & pharmacy for Brillo Nuevo' (view small | med | large | orig)

Community pharmacy in Brillo Nuevo being painted

Community pharmacy in Brillo Nuevo being painted
Bora man painting community pharmacy in the native community of Brillo Nuevo built with social rebate of CACE sale of handicrafts made by artisans from the village. Photo by Yully Rojas/CACE (view small | med | large | orig)
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