Indigenous Cultures

Illegal Logging
Conservation
Judith Westveer

Down the logging road

As a novice conservation ecologist I had the adventurous task of monitoring wildlife populations in the Peruvian Amazon. My perspiring students and I would walk in a straight line through

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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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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
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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