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Manaus - Amazonas´ World Sustainability Forum

In March both Robert and Emanuela attended the Forum Mundial de Sustentabilidade (Amazonas' World Sustainability Forum) held at the Hotel Tropical, Manaus. The event’s aims were to unite chairmen, CEOs, executives, political leaders, and environmental groups to discuss the economic, environmental and social sustainability of the Amazon and the planet.

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Proposed Amazon Science Research and Corporate Environmental Village

ACT has been drawing up further ideas that will ensure long term sustainability for the Xixuaú community and protection of its primary forests.

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“Ecotourism helps our whole community” Mariana explains how everyone benefits

Skimming through the comments book in Xixuaú shows, again and again, how moved visitors are by the chance to glimpse the richness of life in the community and in the rainforest. But the best of it is that the benefits are truly mutual.

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Tree top botany in the Amazon

Extracting and cataloguing botanical specimens from the rainforest canopy doesn´t sound easy, even with fantastic tree climbing skills, but with the help of some botanists from INPA and Kew Gardens (and a ten metre extendible tree pruner) the community of Xixuaú have shown that the ‘Botânica Comunitária’ (Community Botany) project could work.

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