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 cutting chambira with pruning saw

Bora artisan cutting chambira with pruning saw
Photo from Progress Report 'Gains, losses and opportunities in the Ampiyacu' (view small | med | large | orig)

Bora boy tending rosewood seedling at Brillo Nuevo

Bora boy tending rosewood seedling at Brillo Nuevo
Photo from Progress Report 'Gains, losses and opportunities in the Ampiyacu' (view small | med | large | orig)

Huitoto artisan Carlina Davila with handmade dolls

Huitoto artisan Carlina Davila with handmade dolls
Photo from Progress Report 'Gains, losses and opportunities in the Ampiyacu' (view small | med | large | orig)

Huitoto artisan from Puca Urquillo with hot pad

Huitoto artisan from Puca Urquillo with hot pad
Photo from Progress Report 'Gains, losses and opportunities in the Ampiyacu' (view small | med | large | orig)

Bora artisan with Amazon hot pad

Bora artisan with Amazon hot pad
Photo from Progress Report 'Gains, losses and opportunities in the Ampiyacu' (view small | med | large | orig)
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