Topic: Matses

Acaté’s Dr. David Fleck Interview with Mongabay

Traditional Matsés dress and body paint Alicia Fox Photography

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 »

Portraits of the Matsés: An Interview with Alicia Fox

Portrait of the Matsés by Alicia Fox Photography

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 »

Regaining Sustainable Agriculture Practices in the Amazon

Matsés permaculture farm and fish pond in Estirón, Perú

Nothing is more challenging than advising experts. The Matsés indigenous people are master farmers, and it seems strange to even suggest farming ideas to people who live almost entirely off the land. The problem is that their traditional small-scale swidden (slash-and-burn) approaches to farming, once superbly adapted for a semi-nomadic lifestyle, do not translate to […] Continue reading »