The Achuar and an Urgent Call to Action by Irene Gardner

Even before many of us chose Cuenca, and Ecuador in general, as our new home, we most likely had learned during some part of our school lives that the health of Planet Earth is dependent on the health of the South American rainforests, which create and maintain necessary oxygen in our planet’s atmosphere. Closer to home, Ecuador’s Amazonia region comprises only 2% of the total Amazon rainforest, but that fact should not in any way minimize the importance of Ecuador’s importance to the health of the planet.  Ecuador’s rainforest is a massive area consisting of thousands and thousands of acres…

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