ACEER receives Peru’s National Award of Environmental Citizenship for its environmental education programs promoting conservation of the Amazon Rainforest. In announcing this prestigious award, Peru’s Minister of Environment,
Manuel Pulgar Vidal, specifically cited ACEER’s Puppet House, a traveling puppet show for rural Amazonian elementary school children. ACEER was selected for this award following a national competition with over 150 organizations vying for the award. Last year, ACEER was a finalist, showcasing its teacher training program using a unique “leaf pack” sampling device to monitor aquatic biodiversity. Such a tremendous honor.
by fostering awareness, understanding, action, and transformation. This is achieved by
initiating environmental education programs, supporting basic and applied research,
and protecting unique tracts of land. ACEER has been a dynamic force for rainforest
conservation for over 20 years. We were the first in the Western Hemisphere to pioneer
the scientific applications of Canopy Walkway systems; scientists have discovered new
plant and animal species at ACEER-supported facilities; and new medicines have been
discovered at our ethnobotanical gardens. Today we continue to offer life transforming,
experiential learning opportunities to a local and global audience. ACEER has touched
the lives of more than 1 million people worldwide.
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With each item purchased through Verde, you are making a real difference in the lives of the Shipibo-Conibo peoples of Amazonia. Each piece is unique, hand-made, and reflecting the sacred wisdom and symbols of these native peoples. Every item represents a part of the rich traditions of the Shipibo that go back thousands of years, demonstrating in a powerful way that the culture and natural resources of the Amazon can be protected. Proceeds from your purchases will allow ACEER to supply badly needed educational materials for Amazonian children, essential teacher training in conservation education, and funds for sustainable community development projects. Follow our progress and see how you are making a difference in the lives of the native peoples of Amazonia by returning here often, or by visiting us on Facebook. Thank You!