Partners

     Community Partners (Profiles and links to products under construction)

     Organization Partners

     Business Partners and Amazon Craft Vendors


Community Partners

Community  Location  Links  Description  Relation with CACE 
Brillo Nuevo  Ampiyacu River, Loreto, Peru. See on map.  Community profile 
Partner artisans 
Products from this community
Community of about 300 Bora natives who live on the Yaguasyacu River - a tributary of the Ampiyacu.   Site for CACE copal resin and handicraft projects since 2009. See project progress report.
Nueva Esperanza  Ampiyacu River, Loreto, Peru. See on map.  Community profile 
Partner artisans 
Products from this community 
Community of about 90 Ocaina natives who live on the Yaguasyacu River - a tributary of the Ampiyacu.  Site for CACE handicraft project since 2011. See project progress report.  
Puca Urquillo  Ampiyacu River, Loreto, Peru. See on map.  Community profile 
Partner artisans 
Products from this community 
Twin communities of about 260 Bora and 250 Huitoto natives who live on the Ampiyacu River.  Site for CACE handicraft project since 2011. See project progress report. 
San José de Piri  Ampiyacu River, Loreto, Peru. See on map.  Community profile 
Partner artisans 
Products from this community 
Community of about 140 Yagua natives who live on the Ampiyacu River adjoining the town of Pebas.   Site for CACE handicraft project since 2011. See project progress report. 
Jenaro Herrera  Ucayali River, Loreto, Peru. See on map.  Town statistics 
Partner artisans 
Products from this community 
Town of about 5000 people in the municipality of Requena. Site of research center for the Institute for Investigation of the Peruvian Amazon (IIAP).  Site of CACE research on copal resin with IIAP and informal handicraft project since 2006. See more.
Chino Tahuayo River, Loreto, Peru. See on map.  Community profile 
Partner artisans 
Products from this community 
Campesino community of about 200 people in the Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Regional Conservation Area. Near eco-tourist lodge of Amazon Adventures.  Site for informal handicraft project in cooperation with the Rainforest Conservation Foundation since 2008.
San Pedro  Tahuayo River, Loreto, Peru.   Community profile 
Products from this community 
Campesino community of about 100 people in the Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Regional Conservation Area. Near eco-tourist lodge of Amazon Adventures.  CACE made one visit to the community in 2008.  
Iquitos Amazon River, Loreto, Peru. See on map.  City profile 
Partner artisans 
Products from this city 
Iquitos is the capitol of Loreto and the gateway city to Peru's Amazon region with a population of about 400,000 people.  CACE's base of operations in Peru. CACE also buys crafts from diverse artisans in tourist markets. 
Nueva Vida  Sucusari River, Loreto, Peru. See on map.  Community profile 
Products from this community 
Community of about 100 Maijuna natives on the Yanayacu River (tributary of the Sucusari) in the proposed Maijuna Regional Conservation Area.  Copal resin and handicraft project in development after CACE site visit in 2009. 
Xié  Gurupi River, Maranhão, Brazil. See on map. Community profile 
Partner artisans 
Products from this community 
Community of about 100 Ka'apor Indians in the Alto Turiaçu Indigenous Reserve.  Site of informal handicraft project begun during a CACE visit in 2010. 
Paraku'y renda  Gurupi River, Maranhão, Brazil. See on map.  Community profile 
Partner artisans 
Products from this community 
Community of about 60 Ka'apor Indians in the Alto Turiaçu Indigenous Reserve.  Site of informal handicraft project begun during a CACE visit in 2010. 

Organization Partners

Organization  Location  Links  Description  Relation with CACE 
Camino Verde (CV) Concord, MA & Puerto Maldonado, Peru.  CV website 
CV Facebook page
NGO that conducts reforestation activities and forest conservation education programs along the Tambopato River in Madre de Dios, Peru.  Working with CV to produce essential oils from rosewood family trees and sustainably harvest "dragon's blood" resin. See project proposal.  
Institute for Investigation of the Peruvian Amazon (IIAP)  Iquitos and field stations in Peru.  IIAP website 
Jenaro Herrera research center 
Peruvian government instution responsible for research and sustainable development of natural resources in the Peruvian Amazon.   CACE has cooperative agreement with IIAP to study copal resin ecology at Jenaro Herrera field station. Research begun in 2006.  See more about research.
Instituto del Bien Comun  Lima, Iquitos, and other offices in Peru.   IBC website 
Ampiyacu-Algodon Project
Peruvian non-profit organization that supports conservation and local development projects with native communities in Peru  Partner of CACE projects with native communities in the Ampiyacu River region since 2009. See project progress report.  
Federation of Native Communities of the Ampiyacu (FECONA)  Puca Urquillo, Ampiyacu River, Loreto, Peru.   Ampiyacu-Apayacu Regional Conservation Area  Federation that represents 14 Bora, Huitoto, Ocaina and Yagua native communities in the Ampiyacu River region of Peru.   CACE has a formal agreement with FECONA to conduct NTFP development projects with member communities. See project progress report
Federation of Maijuna Native Communities (FECONAMAI)  Sucusari, Sucusari River, Loreto, Peru.   Maijuna Indian situation overview  Federation that represents 4 Maijuna native communities in the Napo River of Peru.  CACE has an agreement with FECONAMAI to develop NTFP projects with member communities.  
Management Committee of the Ampiyacu-Apayacu Regional Conservation Area  Pebas, Ampiyacu River, Loreto, Peru.   Ampiyacu-Apayacu Regional Conservation Area  Committee including representatives of native communities, NGOs, and governmental agencies concerned with the management of this regional conservation area in Loreto, Peru.   CACE has been a member of this "Comite de Gestion" since its founding in 2010.  
Marjorie Grant Whiting Center (MGWC) Woodland, CA   MGWC website  Foundation that supports socio-cultural, nutritional, educational and economic development projects for indigenous and other under-served peoples. MGWC has given CACE three grants to support its efforts to develop NTFP resources in Peru including one joint project with Camino Verde.  
Project Amazonas Ft. Lauderdale , FL with operations in Iquitos, Peru.  Project Amazonas 
Margarita Tours 
NGO that conducts medical service trips, conservation, and education projects with local communities in the northern Peruvian Amazon with support from Margarita Tours. CACE receives logistic support from Project Amazonas in some of its handicraft projects with native communities. 
Rainforest Conservation Fund (RCF)  Based in US with operations in Peru  RCF website  NGO that conducts conservation and education projects with communities in Peru, Sri Lanka and Tanzania.  CACE cooperates with RCF to conduct its craft buying and community support efforts with Chino on the Tahuayo River in Peru. 
Rufford Small Grant Foundation London, U.K. Rufford website  This foundation supports small-scale conservation projects in third-world countries.  Rufford has given CACE two grants to support its NTFP projects with Ampiyacu native communities in Peru.  See Rufford update on CACE project.


Business Partners and Amazon Craft Vendors

Organization  Location  Links  Description  Relation with CACE 
Green Drake Gallery Miheim, PA  Green Drake website  Gallery that features fine art by local artists, concerts by local musicians and classes in art and music.  Sells select line of CACE Amazon guitar straps.
L'Oeil du Vert Los Angeles, CA   Article about L'Oeil du Vert 
L'Oeil du Vert website
Natural fragrance and body care company  CACE consults with L'Oeil du Vert to evaluate commercial potential of essential oils derived from copal resin and other aromatic plants in Peru.
The State Theatre  State College, PA  State Theatre website A community-owned performing arts center  The State Theatre allows CACE to sell Amazon crafts at select concerts. 
Tait Farm Foods  Boalsburg, PA  Tait Farm Foods website Grower and seller of organic produce and speciality foods on site, online and through community-supported agriculture program. CACE sells Amazon crafts through the Tait Farm Harvest Shop
Tait Farm Trees Boalsburg, PA  Tait Farm Trees Family owned Christmas tree grower and seller CACE sells Amazon tree ornaments at the gift shop during the Christmas holiday season