Topic: rainforest

June 2016 Field Update

Apprentices with Lucho in Healing Forest in Remoyacu.

Major developments in the Matsés Indigenous Mapping Initiative, Healing Forest Medicinal Agroforestry and more! Table of Contents An Inauspicious Start Transparency: Questions and Answers Matsés Traditional Medicine Encyclopedia Matsés Indigenous Mapping Initiative Healing Forests: Medicinal Agroforestry Finding Unity Epilogue Donate Today Two elder shamans and Encyclopedia authors incapacitated by snakebite in advance of inter-village meeting […] Continue reading »

January 2016 Field Update

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Encyclopedia Delivered; Phase II of Traditional Medicine Initiative Begins, Launch of New Project to Map 3 Million Acres of Indigenous Homeland, and more! Dear friends and supporters, With 2015 drawn to a close and a new year ahead of us, we wanted to take a moment to thank our supporters and update you on the […] 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 »