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 with carved balsa wood coati

Artisan with carved balsa wood coati
Photo from Progress Report 'Exploring egrets and new partners on the Maranon River' (view small | med | large | orig)

Artisan Lesly with two woven birds

Artisan Lesly with two woven birds
Photo from Progress Report 'Exploring egrets and new partners on the Maranon River' (view small | med | large | orig)

Cucama artisan Juana with woven chambira plate

Cucama artisan Juana with woven chambira plate
Photo from Progress Report 'Exploring egrets and new partners on the Maranon River' (view small | med | large | orig)

Artisan Liria with woven fish ornament

Artisan Liria with woven fish ornament
Photo from Progress Report 'Exploring egrets and new partners on the Maranon River' (view small | med | large | orig)

Artisan Letty with woven owl. Photo by Plowden

Artisan Letty with woven owl. Photo by Plowden
Photo from Progress Report 'Exploring egrets and new partners on the Maranon River' (view small | med | large | orig)
 
   

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