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If you live in Iquitos, Peru, please come meet CACE director Dr. Campbell Plowden and project manager Yully Rojas at the Dawn on the Amazon Café on Tuesday, March 24 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
See photos below of a recent CACE artisan workshop, armadillo ornament, hot pad and belt made by artisans from Brillo Nuevo and Puca Urquillo.
ALVARO AND NATUSHA - AMAZON FIELD VOLUNTEERS I had been in Peru for just over a week when I got a message via Facebook Messenger from Alvaro De Ramon Murillo saying that he and his partner Natusha Croes were on an extended trip through South America. He asked if I could tell them a way they could visit a native community off the normal tourist track. I wasn't sure what to think at first, but after many conversations via Messenger, Email and eventually in person, I invited them to join us for a 5 day trip to the Ampiyacu knowing that they would be able to take high quality photos and videos of our mission with Camino Verde to plant rosewood trees in the Bora native villages of Brillo Nuevo and Ancon Colonia.
It was their first trip visiting a village in the rainforest, but in spite of bugs, rain, technical challenges, and Alvaro's ninja photographer look, they collected some awesome sights and sounds of our work and made fast friends with many kids in the village. I will share some of Alvaro's great portraits of children with animals when I figure out how to open .ARW images on my PC.
They are now back in Spain preparing for school, exhibits and performances.
DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT TOUCHING MY FISH Campbell Plowden saw this cat outside a floating gas station by the dock in the town of Pebas - the place where the Ampiyacu River enters the main Amazon River in Peru.
TAMBOPATA: WHERE FOREST CONSERVATION AND OPPORTUNITY MEET Check out this great story about our close partner Camino Verde featuring its founder (and CACE board member) Robin Van Loon. https://news.mongabay.com/2018/04/tambopata-where-forest-conservation-and-opportunity-meet/?utm_source=Mongabay+Email+Alerts&utm_campaign=721512751d-mailchimp_peru_daily&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e1ea8b5f35-721512751d-77138285