Vacancy: Executive Director

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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

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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.

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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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