Introduction to the rational use of medicinal plants.

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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

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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”

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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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IRACAMBI STRONG 2016

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Here it is, folks, the brochure you’ve been waiting for. Join us for an action-packed three weeks in the rainforest and let’s make IRACAMBI STRONG 2016 the best yet!

THE PROGRAM

Are you interested in learning about conservation and sustainability in one of the world’s most important biodiversity hotspots: Brazil’s Atlantic Forest? Ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work on an innovative program that balances classroom learning with hands-on practical experiences in  the challenges ...

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Iracambi Strong

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Here it is, folks, the brochure you’ve been waiting for. Join us for an action-packed three weeks in the rainforest and let’s make IRACAMBI STRONG 2016 the best yet!

THE PROGRAM

Are you interested in learning about conservation and sustainability in one of the world’s most important biodiversity hotspots: Brazil’s Atlantic Forest? Ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work on an innovative program that balances classroom learning with hands-on practical experiences in  the challenges and rewards of protecting biodiversity ...

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Why Reforest?

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Recently, I read an article shared with me by Binka titled, ‘Rainforest regrowth boosts carbon capture, study shows’. The article was straightforward – secondary forests are more effective than old growth forests in combating our carbon foot print. With our levels of pollution and carbon emissions higher than ever and only increasing with each day that passes, you would think that the logic ...

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First month exploring!

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I have been at Iracambi for almost a month. As much as the first few weeks were packed with information and new faces, the past two weeks have been a period of adjustment: both filled with new experiences. By welcoming back the sunshine, I have been exploring the surrounding area. By getting lost a numerous times on my way to the Mountain House, a building funded by a UK organization, and Itajuru, one of surrounding mountains, I have been able ...

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First Weeks at Iracambi

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Hey my name is Lillian, the new Volunteer Coordinator here at Iracambi! After the first week of my stay at Iracambi being nothing but blue skies, it is only fair that the second is filled with rain. Well, we are in a Rainforest. An upside, the rain has brought along a cool break to the New Year’s heat. Downside, snakes love moist weather. Yesterday, I nearly stepped on a Jararaca snake, which lead to me squeaking; squealing and sprinting away ...

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Ex-volunteer Kellie Moore Strikes Back… with her loved ones

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I’m back with another story to tell!

Iracambi was graced by the presence of ex-Iracambi volunteer Kellie Moore and her husband Christian who decided to bring along their children, namely: Taro, Yasmin, Hugo and Ingrid.

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Kellie had come to Iracambi about 8 years ago with her then-newborn son Taro to perform research on fuel wood use in the local community. In the ...

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Forest 4 Water Fundraising (and saving Toucans)

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Iracambi has officially launched Forests 4 Water. Now we need to ensure its longevity so we are asking our wonderful Iracambistas to become monthly donors. If we can get 100 of you to make a recurring donation of $10 a month we can plant trees and ideas for years to come. Together we can combat climate change and protect our most precious asset: ...

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