OSPREY IN THE AMAZON Another bird I saw while fishing in the Tahuayo River last month was an osprey. This sighting surprised me for two reasons - one, it was a bird I could identify with confidence, and two - I didn't realize that this beautiful fish catching bird that I have seen along both coasts of the US in the spring and summer migrates to Central and South America when it's winter up north (see more at: https://birdsna.org/Species-A…/…/species/osprey/distribution). I have loved the osprey for a long time. My first memories are seeing it hovering over salt marshes in New Jersey while doing my undergraduate thesis in 1975. A few years later, I embroidered one on a blue work shirt while out on my first Greenpeace expedition seeking out Soviet whalers in the Pacific ocean. This was one of my first and last attempts to sew anything more complicated than a small rip in a pair of worn khakis.
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
Check out this video about fair trade made at this year's conference of the Fair Trade Federation. Campbell's voice is the initial piece of narration ("To be a member of..."). You can also see one of our signs about Amazon handicrafts.
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We present a quick tour of the Community of Botas de Brillo Nuevo, from the Ampiyacu basin. Community where we work with artisans and their wonderful art.
Hopefully you enjoy it.