A New Phase: Introduction to Iracambi’s program of agroecology

A lot has been going on here at Iracambi recently!

Let me tell you the story!

For some time we have been dreaming of an agroecology project in Iracambi and here is a little bit of the background. About our new project of working with native bees, and about better ways of working with our vegetable garden!

One of our first ideas is to explore working with native bees. So we partnered with  with ...

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Which side are you on?

Life or death?

Justice or injustice?

Forests or degradation?

You must be wondering why I’m asking these questions.

After our adventures in the delivering of seedlings, on Tuesday, February 13, we went to the home of Lourdes Calais, our veritable second mother and one of our families benefited by the Forests for Water project, to plant 200 native tree seedlings and fruit trees!

It was a day of getting our hands dirty, literally! As always, we were ...

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Surrounded by vibrant green

We had trodden the pavements of the big cities of South America – Buenos Aires, Montevideo and Rio – but now we were surrounded by vibrant green (every shade) and noises of bugs, birds and frogs.

Virgilio was the first of the colourful collection of Iracambi staff that we met, and he gave a warm welcome and fresh coffee. He is a font of knowledge and provided us with an understanding of the great work that happens at Iracambi. We had ...

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RealWorld Holidays announced that it will be supporting Iracambi in 2018

Leading South America travel agent, RealWorld Holidays are pleased to announce that it will be supporting Iracambi in 2018, in the form of a monetary donation.

Iracambi works closely with the community of the Atlantic Rainforest in Brazil, Dan Clarke from RealWorld Holidays said:
“We couldn’t be any prouder to support such a worthwhile charity and one so close to our heart”

Robin Le Breton, Research Director and Public Policy Advisor of Iracambi said:
“It is wonderful to know ...

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Traveling to South America: My Experiences at the NGO Iracambi in Brazil

An old, rattling school bus filled with giggling and shouting young kids, climbing over the chairs and staring at the stranger that is suddenly travelling along with them on the daily ride from Limeira to their farms in the hills: the contrast with the research centre in the peaceful forest might seem big, but either way, the Iracambi adventure has begun.

I´ve been staying here at the research centre for the last 3 weeks as a start of my 6 months ...

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Vacancy: Executive Director

Amigos de Iracambi, (Iracambi), is a Brazilian and US registered non-profit organization that brings people together from across the world to conserve the resources of Brazil’s beautiful Atlantic rainforest while enhancing local livelihoods. Iracambi operates from its headquarters the Iracambi Conservation and Research Center, located in the forested mountains of Minas Gerais, five hours north of Rio de Janeiro.

Founded in 1999, this dynamic, successful, and globally connected organization is in transition from founder run status to a self-sustaining model. The ...

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Iracambi Rainforest Stories

You cross a stream and head upwards along a dirt road, the cicadas keeping you company. But should you try to approach them, they clam up.

Leading from the dirt road there is a track through tall grass, and a bit further up is Sr Olavo’s place. He sits outside his small,  humble dwelling. Sr Olavo has a beaming ...

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Introduction to the rational use of medicinal plants.

On September, 14th we promoted a lecture on Medicinal Plants – Herbal Medicine, given by Alessandro Neves (Bachelor in Philosophy/ Holistic Therapist) for teen students of Belisário School, their parentes and some teachers. It was the third lecture since we have began working on the Medicinal Plants Project – Rational Use of Medicinal Plants.
It was an introduction to the herbal medicine focusing on its rational use, the correct way of collecting the plants as well as its preparation, ...

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Great Kiskadee

The Great Kiskadee is one of the most typical birds of Latin America, they’re range extends from the south of Mexico to Argentina. It can also be found in areas of the South of Texas and also on the island of Trinidad.
Being one of the most popular Brazilian birds it is well known for its call and because it is found in both the rural and urban areas, having a huge capacity to adapt. In spite of having few ...

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“April Showers Bring May Flowers”

The last few days of April, full of rainfall, has brought us a month of May blooming with activities.

We have started up our “Tree Nursery School” which hosts students from the local schools to explore the environment within and around Iracambi. Their lessons have included learning about different soils types, as well as identifying trees through leaves and bark characteristics. As the month continues, the group will continue to grow – experiencing more activities at Iracambi.

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