Posts Categorized: Field Updates

Gold Mining: Turning the Amazon into a Wasteland

In three short years, our increased demand for gold due to economic fears, has destroyed over 50,000 hectares of Amazon rainforest. Gold Mining in Amazon Rainforest Increases Drastically The area of greatest impact from gold mining is in the Madre de Dios region of southeastern Perú. In addition to the legal gold mining approved by […] Continue reading »

Virgin Rainforest Deforested for Palm Oil in Tamishiyacu

Satellite image of Tamshiyacu after oil palm deforestation

Large-scale palm oil deforestation of virgin rainforest discovered in Tamshiyacu UPDATE: The company responsible for this deforestation is United Cacao. Read the full report here. In an investigative trip facilitated in part by Acaté’s in-country Director Bill Park, journalists in Peru’s Loreto region recently discovered a 14-square-kilometer area of pristine rainforest cut down for an […] Continue reading »

July 2013 Field Update

Saving Traditional Medicine One Village at a Time Matsés traditional healing systems have been passed down through the generations for hundreds of years. The knowledge and techniques accumulated within this effective health care system are a product of their deep spiritual and physical ties to the natural environment. The health of the Matsés tribe has […] Continue reading »

How to Make a Difference Today!

tropical butterfly from amazon rainforest in Peru

Acaté needs your help to continue its important and unique collaboration with the Matsés tribe in the Peruvian Amazon. The Matsés or Jaguar People were contacted in the past half-century and live in some of most pristine rainforests in the world. What makes our projects so high impact—and your support so urgent—is that their forests […] Continue reading »