Medicinal Secrets of the Amazon Rainforest

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Photo by Rachael Running, 2009. Photo by Rachael Running, 2010 Here in Detroit, spring is on the horizon. Green leaves … Read More

New Amazon Aid Foundation Film Takes a Deeper Look at Amazon Gold Rush

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Building on the success of Amazon Gold, our 2012 documentary on illegal gold mining in Peru’s Amazon Rainforest, Amazon Aid … Read More

The 3 Types of Rivers in the Rainforest

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Painting by Julia Loman, 2016 In the rainforest, the color of the water in a river holds the story of … Read More

Fiji Becomes First Country to Ratify Paris Agreement

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Fiji has become the first country in the world to formally approve the historic UN climate deal agreed by 195 … Read More

El Niño: How does it affect the Amazon Rainforest?

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If you’ve been keeping up with environmental news, or even if you’ve just been confused by the weird weather over … Read More

The Global Importance of Amazon Natural Resources

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The Amazon has long been recognized as an important repository of biodiversity and natural resources. Not only for local peoples and indigenous communities, … Read More

Breathtaking Photos of Cocha Cashu

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Wildlife photographer and Amazon Aid artist Dano Grayson shares the Cocha Cashu experience with the world in these breathtaking photos taken … Read More

Winter in the Rainforest

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As winter settles in on the Midwest, dramatic changes are everywhere. Leaves have fallen off the trees; a brisk, frigid … Read More

Looking Back at 2015

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President and founder of the Amazon Aid Foundation, Sarah duPont, reflects on our accomplishments over the past year in an … Read More

Amazon Night Sky

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A streetlight flickers on and off by my window at varying intervals, dimming out slowly with an orange glow. Having … Read More

Peru creates ‘Yellowstone of the Amazon’: 3.3M acre reserve home to uncontacted tribes, endangered wildlife

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Story by Rhett A. Butler originally published November 7, 2015 on Mongabay.com    After more than a decade of discussion and … Read More

Caring for the Land of the Amazon

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Agroforestry and urban gardening: very different but related in many ways! Painting by Julia Loman Having recently moved to the … Read More

Cloud Forests

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Painting by Julia Loman Cloud forests: how magical they sound! I picture tall trees swirling with clouds, or perhaps trees … Read More

Amazon Aid Joins National Rally for Moral Action on Climate Change

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Amazon Aid is proud to announce we are an official organizational endorser of the Week of Moral Action for Climate Change. During … Read More

Ron Haviv Wins Big with Amazon Gold Photos

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Award-winning photojournalist and Artist for the Amazon Ron Haviv recently won an international photography award for a photo from his Amazon … Read More

Frogs and Toads of the Amazon

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Drawing by Julia Loman Clockwise from upper left: Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates tinctorius), Glass Frog (family Centrolenidae), Red-Eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis … Read More

Beautiful Orchids of Wayqecha

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Wayqecha is home to over 200 species of orchids, many of them still not yet described by science. The video … Read More

Amazon Aid Welcomes Two New Artists for the Amazon

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Amazon Aid Foundation is excited to welcome two talented young women to our Artists for the Amazon family: Shea Rose and Julia Loman. … Read More

Biodiversity in the Amazon: Madre de Dios

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Photos by Dano Grayson   Painting by Julia Loman 2015 [1] Mora C. et al. (2011) How Many Species Are … Read More

Francis of the Forest

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WASHINGTON, DC – When Pope Francis visited Latin America in July, he made an impassioned plea for the protection of … Read More

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