WELCOME TO THE RAINFOREST.
WELCOME TO THE FUTURE.
AMAZONICA wants to preserve the rainforest for all humanity.
For this purpose, we have developed innovative solutions together with the indigenous peoples of the Amazon.
CONTRIBUTING TOWARD EDUCATION
TRADITION AND MODERN AGE
THE MOST COLOURFUL CAMPUS
IN THE WORLD
Education is the most important topic and top task when it comes to supporting indigenous forest peoples, who are protecting our rainforests:education for those learning their ABCs on up to graduates and training in professions and activities that contribute to each family’s livelihood.
The Ecuadorian State is not only neglecting the indigenous population in the Amazon Basin, but it creates obstacles that are insurmountable, even for the brightest and most willing students.
Here is where AMAZONICA takes action: we provide equal opportunities and support schools and students.
Your donation and our work will provide education and bring about progress for the indigenous forest peoples too.
A snapshot of daily life at the AMAZONICA Academy with the Shuar, who live in the Amazon rainforest area of Ecuador. The young man in the photo using the laptop is Jencham, and he is the first of his people to become an electrical engineer.
He achieved his degree through hard work and financial aid from AMAZONICA. Today, the young Shuar is the best example of how modern learning and traditional wisdom can be combined for a better future – a hope for the indigenous peoples of the Amazon.
After two days of marching through the forest and a night under the open sky, the team returns happily: Professor Christoph Althaus, lecturer at the University of East Westphalia-Lippe, with students from Germany and the best guides, the young Shuar from Yuwints.
At the AMAZONICA Academy, no one misses out on learning or pleasure.
Students of architecture and landscape architecture at the University of Applied Sciences OWL from Höxter and Detmold worked in Sharamentsa on the designs for the new training building, “Jaguar”, and on the design of the terraces on the way down to the river.
TROPIC ICE - THE AMAZON RAINFOREST AND GREENLAND IN CLIMATE CHANGE
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT BY GREENPEACE ON THE OCCASION OF OUR JUBILEE 1982 – 2012
PROTECTING THAT WHICH KEEPS US ALIVE
The tropics / the Amazon rainforest in climate dialog with ice / Greenland.
Our AMAZONICA Foundation has gladly supported this production by Barbara Dombrowski. The representatives of the tropical Amazon region are the peoples of the Achuar and Shuar in Ecuador, with which AMAZONICA is working together for 15 years. They want to protect their rainforest, to conserve it, and we help them.
We feel and experience the effects of climate change every day. Where nature is the liveliest, the effects of climate change are felt most intensely: fundamental change of the weather, the seasons, water and drought... and the worst: the extreme species extinction. We do not only know from the newspaper that worldwide every hour four species are wiped out – we are experiencing it on the spot!
Thank you, Barbara, and thank you, Greenlanders, that you create awareness in this joint project about what will destroy mankind!
South America after the last ice age
© Helma Strobel
Why is the primeval forest in Ecuador particularly valuable?
The colder temperatures and drought periods of the last ice age transformed much of the tropical rainforest of South America into a savannah. The former primeval forest survived only in secluded areas scattered like islands across the northern half of the subcontinent (see map).
On one hand, this made the settlement of South America possible by land travel (15000 to 25000 years ago); on the other hand, ecosystems that are many millions of years old were maintained in nature in a particularly sustainable manner. As the climate became warmer and more humid, the forest islands grew back together to form the largest current tropical rainforest.
The AMAZONICA Foundation works successfully in the tropical rainforest for 30 years.
30 years ago, on June 27, 1982, the NGO INDIO-HILFE was created under the leadership of Mascha Kauka. The organization became her lifework. Today, the former publisher continues to serve people and nature through the Foundation AMAZONICA, another organization established by Mascha.