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.
WORLD DECADE OF THE UNITED NATIONS
EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
AMAZONICA RESEARCH PROJECT:
A BIRD IS PROTECTING NATURE
World Decade of the UN 2005 - 2014
Education for Sustainable Development
Activity days 2014
September 29 to November 12
The harpy eagle is the largest eagle of Central and South America and is regarded as an important bioindicator for an intact tropical rainforest ecosystem.
Ruth Muñiz is a world-famous Spanish ornithologist who has been exploring and documenting the behavior of this population of eagles for 12 years.
AMAZONICA financed the first scientific work with harpies by Ruth Muñiz in the forests of the Achuar in the Ecuadorian Amazon region in 2002 and 2003.
Since January 2014, AMAZONICA has been financing another research series with Ruth Muñiz. By monitoring the harpy eagle, we want to achieve declaration of their territories as a listed wildlife sanctuary.
In this way, a bird could protect the primeval forest that the Ecuadorian Government wants to sacrifice for economic interests.
AMAZONICA is a partner of UNESCO
at the ESD activity days
Presentation of the AMAZONICA Academy, its environment and its tasks; explanation of the meaning of the first off-road jungle academy for German and international students - study programs, disciplines, previous experiences and common exchange - photo and material exhibition, video stories - lecture / workshop at
12:30 pm and 05:30 pm regarding the topic:
"AMAZONICA Academy - nature protection through education"
Main ESD topics of our Foundation
Fight against poverty, population development, biodiversity, energy, research, intercultural learning, climate, cultural diversity, rural and urban development, human rights, raw materials & resource management, environmental protection, corporate social responsibility, forest, water, future
Areas of education of the AMAZONICA Academy
Extracurricular training, further training, higher education, sustainability research
Lecturers and students of higher education institutions, representatives of institutions of adult education, heads of enterprises and business lines and CSR representatives
CONTRIBUTING TOWARD EDUCATION
PROTECTING THAT WHICH KEEPS US ALIVE
TROPIC ICE - THE AMAZON RAINFOREST AND GREENLAND IN CLIMATE CHANGE
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.
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 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!