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...

Artisan group making giant heron at CACE workshop

Artisan group making giant heron at CACE workshop
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Quality control exercise at CACE workshop

Quality control exercise at CACE workshop
Photo from Progress Report 'Artisan leaders gather in Nauta to share info, ideas, and fun' (view small | med | large | orig)

Group designing new model of woven hot pad

Group designing new model of woven hot pad
Photo from Progress Report 'Artisan leaders gather in Nauta to share info, ideas, and fun' (view small | med | large | orig)

Crocodiles and frogs game

Crocodiles and frogs game
Photo from Progress Report 'Artisan leaders gather in Nauta to share info, ideas, and fun' (view small | med | large | orig)

Artisan craft sharing fair: ornaments & baskets

Artisan craft sharing fair: ornaments & baskets
Photo from Progress Report 'Artisan leaders gather in Nauta to share info, ideas, and fun' (view small | med | large | orig)
 
   

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