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Sustainability
Denise

In the Garden of Deeden: Ginger Beer

A visit to any market in Amazonia reveals a rich array of locally grown fruits and vegetables including a variety of fragrant, flavorful spices.  Included will be the widely popular

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Education
Donovan Aldridge

Science Through a New Lens

How a Paper Microscope is Paving the Way for Students, Teachers and Conservation One a cool Sunday in October of 2020, I did not rush inside to go watch any

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ACEER Conservation Fellows
Marcos Carello

The Frogject

I arrived once again in Madre de Dios on the 23rd of November, 2020. This was the first time I would spend a significant amount of time in the rainforest

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Sustainability
Denise

In the Garden of Deeden: Composting

The Amazon rainforest is masterful at recycling plant nutrients.  It has to be. Soils in Amazonia are notoriously poor in nutrients with the vast majority within the biomass of the

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ACEER Conservation Fellows
Roy Riquelme

ORO VERDE DEL MALINOWSKI

En estos últimos 10 años estuve viajando por diferentes afluentes de la Amazonía Peruana en Madre de Dios. En uno de estos viajes tuve la oportunidad de conocer el río

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Indigenous Cultures
Brian Griffiths

The Plight of the Aguaje

A stand of palm trees towers above the swampy forest floor, 10 meters, 20, 30. Just visible at the top of the tree is a flash of color—stark red against

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ACEER Conservation Fellows
Liselot Lange

A spider monkey tale, part 2

It was late 2014 and I was back in the Netherlands after a life-changing trip to Suriname. Being home was surprisingly challenging; I felt out of place back in a

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ACEER Conservation Fellows
Segundo Jose Cueva Santos

Mis sueños hechos realidad

Nací en Piura, una región al norte de Perú. A los 16 años junto con mis amigos tomé la decisión de salir de mi pueblo para dedicarme a trabajar. Trabajé

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ACEER Conservation Fellows
Elizabeth Benson

Images from an ancestral forest

The morning light is dimmed by the rainforest canopy as I scramble up the bank of the Sucusari River from our wooden boat. The rustling  of my steps startles a collared

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Indigenous Cultures
Brian Griffiths

Mobility

A splintering crack and a proceeding boom echo through the rainforest, momentarily overwhelming even the orchestra of insects and frogs. An enormous, rotund machi mangua tree now lies on its

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ACEER Conservation Fellows
Marcos Carello

On my way

I have had a strange fascination with frogs since I was young, and for a long time, I asked myself why. Some years ago I decided to stop questioning myself

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Education
Donovan Aldridge

ACEER: Bringing the Amazon Rainforest Home

The ACEER Foundation kicked off its Delaware Teachers Institute Summit at the Stroud Water Research Center in Avondale, Pennsylvania under the sweltering heat and stifling humidity of midsummer. The heat

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