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...

Bora woman straining yucca root mash in basket

Bora woman straining yucca root mash in basket
Photo from Progress Report 'Angelina and her family of Peruvian Amazon artisans' (view small | med | large | orig)

Bora legendary woman painting by Elmer

Bora legendary woman painting by Elmer
Photo from Progress Report 'Angelina and her family of Peruvian Amazon artisans' (view small | med | large | orig)

Copal tree phenology code sheet with pictures

Copal tree phenology code sheet with pictures
Photo from Progress Report 'Making a difference in the forest' (view small | med | large | orig)

Tracy and Alonzo at Jenaro Herrera field site

Tracy and Alonzo at Jenaro Herrera field site
Photo from Progress Report 'Making a difference in the forest' (view small | med | large | orig)

Checking copal resin lump status

Checking copal resin lump status
Photo from Progress Report 'Making a difference in the forest' (view small | med | large | orig)
 

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