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...

Hilda making morpho butterfly ornament

Hilda making morpho butterfly ornament
Photo from Progress Report 'Butterflies and Dora's family group of artisans' (view small | med | large | orig)

Amazon darner dragonfly and chambira ornament

Amazon darner dragonfly and chambira ornament
Photo from Progress Report 'Butterflies and Dora's family group of artisans' (view small | med | large | orig)

Scarlet peacock butterfly and chambira ornament

Scarlet peacock butterfly and chambira ornament
Photo from Progress Report 'Butterflies and Dora's family group of artisans' (view small | med | large | orig)

Doilith weaving chambira butterfly ornament

Doilith weaving chambira butterfly ornament
Photo from Progress Report 'Butterflies and Dora's family group of artisans' (view small | med | large | orig)

Dora group looking at photos of Amazon insects

Dora group looking at photos of Amazon insects
Photo from Progress Report 'Butterflies and Dora's family group of artisans' (view small | med | large | orig)
 
   

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