Posts Categorized: Amazon Rainforest

Wild Perspectives from a Photographer’s Eye

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Acclaimed wildlife photography and writing partners, Stephen and Marlo Kirkpatrick, share with Acaté their experiences of photographing and traveling the wilds of the Amazon rainforest. Their publications include the intimate and introspective photoessay Romancing the Rain: A Photographic Journey into the Heart of the Rainforest and Lost in the Amazon, the latter recounting a harrowing […] Continue reading »

End Dirty Palm Oil

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We’ve written about the impacts of palm oil on tropical rainforests before. Prior to palm oil, the Amazon Rainforest’s main threats were cattle ranchers and soy producers in Brazil as well as gold, timber, and oil extraction throughout the Amazon. The fallout of palm oil plantations have fallen hard on the rainforests of Southeast Asia. […] Continue reading »

Acaté’s Dr. David Fleck Interview with Mongabay

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In an interview with noted conservation journalist Rhett A. Butler, Dr. David Fleck, Acaté’s Field Coordinator, talks about his history of living with the Matsés people in the deep Amazon rainforest. Fleck shares his perspective of life in the Amazon, its threats, and Acaté’s work. Originally posted here. Tribes in the Amazon are increasingly exposed […] Continue reading »

Amazon Rainforest Documentary

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Enjoy this wonderful Amazon Rainforest documentary This hour-long documentary gives a great overview of the Amazon rainforest. Learn about how the Amazon, which once used to flow into the Pacific reversed the river’s course after the Andes were born. See playful river otters, a rare site due to humans being their only predator, and learn […] Continue reading »