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Bora man with chambira palm seedling

Bora man with chambira palm seedling
Bora man from Brillo Nuevo with chambira palm seedling. CACE will help artisans build a nursery to raise and plant hundreds of the palms used to weave handicrafts. Photo by Campbell Plowden/CACE (view small | med | large | orig)

Bora man and rosewood seedling near Brillo Nuevo

Bora man and rosewood seedling near Brillo Nuevo
A Bora man from Brillo Nuevo holds a seedling of the only adult rosewood tree in the area. CACE and Camino Verde will plant 1000 rosewood seedlings there in 2013. Photo by C. Plowden/CACE (view small | med | large | orig)

Distilling copal & rosewood to make fragrant oils

Distilling copal & rosewood to make fragrant oils
CACE is working with the Bora community of Brillo Nuevo to distill resins and leaves from copal, rosewood and other aromatic trees to make marketable fragrant essential oils. Photo by C. Plowden/CACE (view small | med | large | orig)

Robin van Loon distilling "moena" tree leaves

Robin van Loon distilling "moena" tree leaves
Robin van Loon is director of Camino Verde that reforests land in southern Peru. CACE works with them to produce new essential oils and plant rosewood trees in Brillo Nuevo. Photo by C. Plowden/CACE (view small | med | large | orig)

Bora man distributing school supplies from CACE

Bora man distributing school supplies from CACE
CACE wants to help native communities improve their livelihoods & conserve their forests. We've donated school supplies to some of our partners to support local education. Photo by C. Plowden/CACE (view small | med | large | orig)

Community pharmacy in Brillo Nuevo with roof

Community pharmacy in Brillo Nuevo with roof
Community pharmacy in the Bora native community of Brillo Nuevo being 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)

Woven armadillo ornaments. Photo: C. Plowden/CACE

Woven armadillo ornaments. Photo: C. Plowden/CACE
Photo from Progress Report 'A herd of armadillos and the challenges of filming' (view small | med | large | orig)

Artisan starting woven hotpad. Photo: Davila/CACE

Artisan starting woven hotpad. Photo: Davila/CACE
Photo from Progress Report 'A herd of armadillos and the challenges of filming' (view small | med | large | orig)

Shushupe guitar strap group. Photo: Plowden/CACE

Shushupe guitar strap group. Photo: Plowden/CACE
Photo from Progress Report 'A herd of armadillos and the challenges of filming' (view small | med | large | orig)

Weaving naca naca guitar strap. Photo: Plowden/CAC

Weaving naca naca guitar strap. Photo: Plowden/CAC
Photo from Progress Report 'A herd of armadillos and the challenges of filming' (view small | med | large | orig)

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Organization

Center for Amazon Community Ecology

State College, Pennsylvania, United States
http://www.amazonecology.org

Project Leader

Campbell Plowden

Dr.
State College, PA United States

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