Forgotten Tribes of the Amazon: Biopiracy & the Story of the Urueu-Wau-Wau

Many of us recognize some of the more famous tribes of the Amazon, such as the Yanomamö and Kayapó, have seen their images and heard their voices. This is the second in a series of posts by Acaté bringing to light a few of the dozens of unheralded tribes that have disappeared in the past […] Continue reading »

End Dirty Palm Oil

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

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

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 »

Portraits of the Matsés: An Interview with Alicia Fox

Photography has been described as the art of frozen time, the ability to store emotions and feelings within a single frame. It freezes time, capturing a slice of existence that may never be repeated again, and records that moment in life’s fleeting light. Alicia Fox, an Australian professional photographer, is a gifted artist who uses […] Continue reading »