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 »
Support Amazon Conservation and Stay Well Dressed!
Thanks to everyone who has contributed to Acaté to help fund our Amazon conservation programs! We’re making real headway in the field with our Matsés Traditional Medicine & Health Manual. In this ground-breaking initiative, Acaté is teaming with Matsés elders to help preserve and transmit their knowledge of medicinal plants from the rainforest. Their knowledge […] 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!
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 »
May 2013 Field Update
Thank you, again, for helping support our efforts in the Amazon! Since launching our website in March, the Acaté team has been hard at work on all fronts. Stateside, we have been intensively networking with like-minded individuals, companies, and foundations with shared interest in protecting the rainforest and the peoples that depend on it for […] Continue reading »