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Iracambi Memories – What happened to the monkeys?

I spent about 1 month at Iracambi in 2001 and the visit was an extremely memorable one. I attended with a group of my university peers to study masked titi monkeys and hummingbirds. Unfortunately the monkeys never made an appearance

Iracambi Annual General Meeting September 14, 2020 (online)

Non-profit Amigos de Iracambi Brazil invites interested parties to our 2020 Annual General Meeting, to be held on September 14 at 6:30 PM BRT through Google Meet, and will be conducted in Portuguese. If you’d like to join us, please

A More Detailed Packing List for Volunteering at Iracambi

Packing is hard. Packing for the rainforest is even harder. What do rainforest-appropriate clothes look like? What do you wear to protect skin from sunburn and bugs without overheating? What about mosquito netting? Drinking water? Iracambi’s packing list is helpful

10 Things I Learned From Volunteering in the Rainforest

Time passes much faster than expected. Though I initially planned to spend a month at Iracambi, it didn’t work out that way. I bought my flights late, and by then the best-priced round-trip flights were for about two and a

Which side are you on?

Life or death? Justice or injustice? Forests or degradation? You must be wondering why I’m asking these questions. After our adventures in the delivering of seedlings, on Tuesday, February 13, we went to the home of Lourdes Calais, our veritable

Surrounded by vibrant green

We had trodden the pavements of the big cities of South America – Buenos Aires, Montevideo and Rio – but now we were surrounded by vibrant green (every shade) and noises of bugs, birds and frogs. Virgilio was the first

Iracambi Rainforest Stories

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

Introduction to the rational use of medicinal plants

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 parents and some teachers. It was the third lecture since we