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.
We wish all the very
best for the New Year.
THE PEOPLES OF THE AMAZON WELCOME YOU. EXPERIENCE THE JUNGLE. VISIT OUR AMAZONICA ACADEMY
TAKE A LOOK AT THE BROCHURE
We proudly present AMAZONICA's very first travel brochure!
This is the next big step in our decade-long history. Finally, the AMAZONICA Academy is open to all visitors and able to offer our indigenous partners a stage for presenting themselves as professional hosts with their own tourism enterprises.
Our charitable organizations, INDIO-HILFE, the AMAZONICA Foundation, and the AMAZONICA Academy have jointly reached an important milestone. In 1999, leaders of the Shuar and Achuar ethnic groups in the Amazon Basin of Ecuador told us:
"We want our young people to have a healthy future on our own territory. Education, income, conservation of nature, and cultural retention are important to us. For this, we need allies."
That has been AMAZONICA's task and this vision has been shared with the Shuar and Achuar. For 15 years, we developed and tested "the model for modern living and working in the forest" in pilot projects. Community development, the AMAZONICA Academy, and
the opportunity for you to visit this innovative project are all significant milestones throughout our shared journey.
No matter what brings you to us, you will have exceptional and unique experiences; tropical forest ecosystems with mountain and river landscapes, indigenous peoples living in their own territories, regional culture and hospitality, international academic teaching and research, entrepreneurship with sustainable benefits for all – space, calm, harmony, and relaxation.
The jungle, the Shuar, the Achuar, and AMAZONICA welcome you to be a part of this.
Go from reading this brochure to visiting some of the most unique regions on our
For 30 years, AMAZONICA has met the 8 UNO millennium goals
Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
AMAZONICA has confidence in education and, together with the respective groups, the foundation develops models for living and working in a contemporary world with dignity, without having to migrate. Creating jobs and income is important in the rain forest too.
Achieve universal primary education
AMAZONICA builds and maintains primary schools, makes secondary school attendance possible, provides scholarships for post-secondary studies and, in particular, supports training for craftsmanship and a skilled trade.
The work done by AMAZONICA meets the eight millennium goals set by UNO.
The points emphasized here are education, nature conservation, global partnership,
women and children. The AMAZONICA Academy is a perfect partner of the UNESCO education initiative for sustainable development. This unique institution serves the indigenous population
in the rain forest as well as international students and scientists and resolutely pursues
the goal of nature conservation through education.
A global partnership for development
AMAZONICA Academy is a prototype for global cooperation for the good of everyone. The first academy in the primary forest in indigenous territory creates local education opportunities and jobs by allowing young people all over the world to become familiar with the forest and learn to appreciate and preserve it.
Promote gender equality and empower women
AMAZONICA focuses on working with women because they are the heart and power source of the family. With great success, the foundation supports efforts to ensure that girls and women share and participate in everything and experience equality in all areas of life.
Reduce child mortality
AMAZONICA relies on education here as well, and particularly on hygiene. Mortality rates decrease dramatically in response to personal hygiene, a clean house, clean water and a minimal amount of medical care.
Ensure environmental sustainability
AMAZONICA is convinced that the future quality of life on Earth primarily depends on our ability to maintain the balance of nature as we are part of it. To protect the forest from inside, we rely on its indigenous population. The protection of the rain forest from outside must be ensured by all of us living in industrialized nations.
Improve maternal health
AMAZONICA has built countless health centers and also provides mobile consultation, with instructors that travel from village to village explaining what is important before and after giving birth. Both conventional and natural medical care are offered.
Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
AMAZONICA fought a malaria epidemic for three years within the project region (10,000 sq. km). It was the most comprehensive campaign in the entire Amazon region and its success continues today: the region has been malaria-free for eight years.