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Conservation
Judith Westveer

On a quest for gold 

The first time I visited Madre de Dios, Peru, was in 2010. I took a boat up the Tambopata River, and saw that the water was laced with golden glitter

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Indigenous Cultures
Brian Griffiths

Machacando Masato

The air in the kitchen shimmers with the heat, but Marina doesn’t sweat as she leans over her moledor to begin pounding yet another batch of boiled, steaming yuca waiting

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Conservation
Carolyn Keller

Invasive Species: The Art of Attention

In a world fundamentally altered, and existentially threatened by climate change, it would benefit all of us to become far more adept at the art of care and careful attention – so that we stop creating problems we don’t know how to fix.

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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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