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Amazon tribe creates 500-page traditional medicine encyclopedia. A Matsés shaman named Cesar. Photo courtesy of Acaté. In one of the great tragedies of our age, indigenous traditions, stories, cultures and knowledge are winking out across the world. Whole languages and mythologies are vanishing, and in some cases even entire indigenous groups are falling into extinction.

This is what makes the news that a tribe in the Amazon—the Matsés peoples of Brazil and Peru—have created a 500-page encyclopedia of their traditional medicine all the more remarkable. The encyclopedia, compiled by five shamans with assistance from conservation group Acaté, details every plant used by Matsés medicine to cure a massive variety of ailments. "The [Matsés Traditional Medicine Encyclopedia] marks the first time shamans of an Amazonian tribe have created a full and complete transcription of their medicinal knowledge written in their own language and words," Christopher Herndon, president and co-founder of Acaté, told Mongabay in an interview (in full below). Natural Tropical Rainforest Products • Acate Amazon Conservation. Canopy of Copaiba tree Copaifera spp. in Peruvian Amazon ©Acaté The Matsés live in remote villages deep in the Amazon Rainforest that are difficult to access and cost-prohibitive for commerce with the outside world.

Accordingly, Matsés villages have limited economic opportunities and are becoming increasingly dependent on traded goods and extrinsic resources. The younger generations, as in the case with most Amazonian forest tribes, have limited economic alternatives to participation in activities such as logging of valuable hard wood, gold-mining, petroleum exploration and extraction, and the wildlife trade that result in profoundly negative effects on their health, culture, and environment. In addition to providing a delicious fruit, arasá also has medicinal qualities. Acaté seeks to explore and develop alternative approaches to develop viable long-term projects to generate revenue for Matsés communities and provide alternatives for unsustainable and destructive activities.

The 10 best jungle lodges in the Amazon. Stretching across thousands of miles and several countries, the Amazon basin is home to an almost endless number of jungle lodges.We’ve picked out our ten best in the region, but let us know your own favourites below. Sani Lodge, Ecuador Sani Lodge comprises ten lakeside, thatch-roofed cabañas owned and operated by the Sani Isla community in a wildlife-rich corridor of rainforest between the Cuyabeno Reserve and the Yasuni National Park. Fredy is the general manager, Manuel the chef, and Domingo and Guillermo will take you to see some of the region’s 1500 species of trees, five hundred species of tropical birds and thousand species of butterflies.

Yachana Lodge, Ecuador This one is for chocoholics. Napo Wildlife Centre, Ecuador Owned by the Añangua Quichua community, this luxury lodge on the banks of the Napo River supports the conservation of 200 square kilometres of Yasuní National Park – a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and the largest tract of tropical rainforest in Ecuador. Iwokrama, Guyana. Tambopata Research Center - 4D/3N - Classic Rainforest Expeditions. Arrival & Reception by Guide Our guides are biologists, tourism professionals, or community members. Unless noted otherwise, our guides speak English. We assign guides at 6:1 ratio in Tambopata Research Center. This means groups smaller than 6 people will be merged with other groups under one guide.

If you would like a private guide or a guide in a language other than English please let us know. Transfer Airport to Puerto Maldonado Headquarters Upon arrival from Lima or Cusco, we will welcome you at the airport and drive you ten minutes to our Puerto Maldonado headquarters. While enjoying your first taste of the forest in our gardens we will ask you to pack only the necessary gear for your next few days, and leave the rest at our safe deposit. This helps us keep the boats and cargo light. Transfer Pto Maldonado Headquarters to Tambopata River Port Skirting Puerto Maldonado, we drive 20 kilometers to the Tambopata River Port, entering the Native Community of Infierno. Boxed Lunch Dinner. Amazon tribe creates 500-page traditional medicine encyclopedia. COLAPLAMED-IQUITOS 2015. Promoción de Descuento para Vuelos Copa Airlines Marzo 20, 2015 Una muy buena noticia para todos los asistentes a nuestro evento, en una alianza con las agencias de copa airlines se llego a consolidar ofertas especiales para las personas interesadas en el COLAPLAMED, las ofertas van desde el 15 % en los viajes provenientes desde norte,centro, sur america, caribe, los descuentos pueden ser efectivos en la pagína oficial de copa airlines a traves del codigo C6263 o solicitando info, directamente con el Sr.

Jorge Vallejos Tripi,Coordinador Comercial IQT l0051-065235414 dirección Sargento Lores 379 Iquitos Peru. Acceder a la Promoción Programa Preliminar COLAPLAMED. ::Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonía Peruana:: Significado del color verde. El significado del color verde es muy amplio y complejo. Podemos encontrar centenares de significados en la naturaleza, en la psicología, en el marketing, en la filosofía oriental, y en la sociedad moderna. Sin duda alguna, el verde, es uno de los colores más complejos, ya que distintos tonos de verde cambian completamente su significado. Vamos a empezar nuestro viaje entre los significados del color verde, con su relación con la naturaleza y las plantas. El verde, es el color de las plantas sanas, así que podemos relacionarlo con el crecimiento, la fertilidad (tanto sexual como en la agricultura), y con la exuberancia. El verde es la combinación del azul y el amarillo, y por ello, suele tener efectos similares a estos.

En la estética y la vestimenta, el significado del verde, no cambia mucho. El principal significado del color verde dentro de nuestra cultura contemporánea, vienen definidos por diversos factores, entre los cuales tenemos que destacar: Working Together to Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground! This week Amazon Watch was proud to host a pioneering Climate Equity Strategy Session in partnership with the Sierra Club and the Hillary Institute, where representatives from indigenous and frontline communities, international NGOs, and climate and energy experts discussed the challenges and opportunities of keeping fossil fuels in the ground in the Americas.

We know that climate survival depends on keeping at least two-thirds of fossil fuels in the ground and unburned and that we must act now to put an end to fossil fuel extraction. The Amazon – which generates 20% of our oxygen and is the heart pump of the earth's weather system – is the last place we should be exploring for more oil. Together as an alliance and with the leadership of indigenous people, we are moving forward in a growing global movement to keep fossil fuels in the ground and to seek real solutions to the climate crisis that will ensure a thriving Amazon and beyond. #KeepItInTheGround. Free and Low Cost Opportunities to Volunteer in Peru. 911Four - SpiritQuest - Ayahuasca & Huachuma Plant Medicine Retreat Center | Iquitos, Peru - Amazon Jungle Healing CenterSpiritQuest – Ayahuasca & Huachuma Plant Medicine Retreat Center | Iquitos, Peru – Amazon Jungle Healing Center.

Information for language learners. Whatever language you are studying, there is no doubt that the best way to learn is to go to the country where the language is actually spoken, and to immerse yourself completely. One of's main objectives is to facilitate contact between possible host families and students. We feel that the many advantages of living with a host family far outweigh the alternative ways of learning. Cost The biggest advantage, of course, is the economic one. Intensive learning In our experience Workawayers learn more staying and working with a host family than they do in a 4 week course at a language school. Meaningful communication You have a reason to communicate. Choice of location You get to choose your own destination and host family simply by looking at our host list and emailing the families or organisations that interest you the most.

Choice of work Choice of setting In the country, by the beach, in the mountains, wherever suits you best. The advantages of immersion.