Posts Categorized: Field Updates

November 2015 Field Report – From sterility to abundance through revitalizing eroded land

Matsés swidden with plantains, manioc, and papayas, drawn by Matses artist Guillermo Nëcca Pëmen Mënquë

Small scale agriculture is one of the most important, yet least addressed, drivers of deforestation in the tropics today. In our Sustainable Agriculture Program, Acaté partners with expert Matsés farmers to develop innovative approaches to restore devitalized and eroded lands to abundance. Slash and burn agriculture, once superbly fitted in skilled hands to semi-nomadic existence, […] Continue reading »

June 2015 Field Update – Completion of first traditional medicine encyclopedia written by indigenous healers

matse shaman administering medicine during ceremony

Historic Meeting of the Remaining Matsés Elder Shamans Concludes with Completion of First Indigenous Medicine Encyclopedia Deep in the farthest reaches of the Amazon rainforest, the last remaining elder shamans of the Matsés tribe came together from distant villages in a quest to save their ancestral knowledge from the edge of extinction. This meeting concluded […] Continue reading »

October 2014 Field Update – Major strides in our conservation projects

sustainable copaiba harvest amazon rainforest

Major strides in our Amazon conservation projects; Acaté receives 501(c)(3), first foundational grants, and more! Dear friends and supporters, Greetings! Over the summer, the Acaté Amazon Conservation team made significant strides on all fronts of our on-the-ground conservation initiatives in partnership with the Matsés indigenous people. We are excited to update you on the interval […] Continue reading »

December Field Update

Matsés village in Estirón Perú

Happy Holidays and a Wonderful New Year! The entire team here at Acaté wishes you a warm and joyous holiday season! As the year draws to a close, we reflect on the enormous strides we have achieved together in our conservation projects in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest. Together with our partners, the Matsés […] Continue reading »