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...

Shredding rosewood leaves and branches

Shredding rosewood leaves and branches
Photo from Progress Report 'We've got oil from rosewood trees at Brillo Nuevo!' (view small | med | large | orig)

Returning to a flooded Brillo Nuevo

Returning to a flooded Brillo Nuevo
Photo from Progress Report 'We've got oil from rosewood trees at Brillo Nuevo!' (view small | med | large | orig)

Weighing rosewood trees leaves and branches

Weighing rosewood trees leaves and branches
Photo from Progress Report 'We've got oil from rosewood trees at Brillo Nuevo!' (view small | med | large | orig)

Discussing strategies for pruning rosewood trees

Discussing strategies for pruning rosewood trees
Photo from Progress Report 'We've got oil from rosewood trees at Brillo Nuevo!' (view small | med | large | orig)

Measuring rosewood seedling height at Brillo Nuevo

Measuring rosewood seedling height at Brillo Nuevo
Photo from Progress Report 'We've got oil from rosewood trees at Brillo Nuevo!' (view small | med | large | orig)
 
   

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