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...

blue headed parrot at Chino

blue headed parrot at Chino
Photo from Progress Report 'Bringing artisans together and getting out of the way' (view small | med | large | orig)

Artisans with Campbell at artisan school in Chino

Artisans with Campbell at artisan school in Chino
Photo from Progress Report 'Bringing artisans together and getting out of the way' (view small | med | large | orig)

Yermeth with frog ornaments

Yermeth with frog ornaments
Photo from Progress Report 'Bringing artisans together and getting out of the way' (view small | med | large | orig)

Sarita with chambira basket

Sarita with chambira basket
Photo from Progress Report 'Bringing artisans together and getting out of the way' (view small | med | large | orig)

Estelita measuring baskets

Estelita measuring baskets
Photo from Progress Report 'Bringing artisans together and getting out of the way' (view small | med | large | orig)
 

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