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Why Reforest?

Recently, I read an article shared with me by Binka titled, ‘Rainforest regrowth boosts carbon capture, study shows’. The article was straightforward – secondary forests are more effective than old growth forests in combating our carbon foot print. With our

First month exploring!

I have been at Iracambi for almost a month. As much as the first few weeks were packed with information and new faces, the past two weeks have been a period of adjustment: both filled with new experiences. By welcoming

First Weeks at Iracambi

Hey my name is Lillian, the new Volunteer Coordinator here at Iracambi! After the first week of my stay at Iracambi being nothing but blue skies, it is only fair that the second is filled with rain. Well, we are

Ex-volunteer Kellie Moore Strikes Back… with her loved ones

I’m back with another story to tell! Iracambi was graced by the presence of ex-Iracambi volunteer Kellie Moore and her husband Christian who decided to bring along their children, namely: Taro, Yasmin, Hugo and Ingrid. Kellie had come to Iracambi

Forest 4 Water Fundraising (and saving Toucans)

  Iracambi has officially launched Forests 4 Water. Now we need to ensure its longevity so we are asking our wonderful Iracambistas to become monthly donors. If we can get 100 of you to make a recurring donation of $10

Life at Iracambi: Owls, Pizza and Football

I’m back with another rainforest blog! OWL PHOTO!!!! As I promised in my bird blog (BIRDS!!!), I would try to hunt down the famous owl photo from Ricardo. Well here it is: Latin name: Pulsatrix koeniswaldiana English Name: Tawny-browed owl

Introducing the Iracambi Crew – post 2

This blog I thought I would introduce some of the new volunteers that have arrived at Iracambi Meet Mimi/Mia/Francesca: Mimi, as she prefers to be called, is a lawyer from Germany. But I don’t think the term lawyer alone does

Birdwatchers visit Iracambi

  Birds, so many birds! This weekend Iracambi was visited by a group of Brasilian birdwatchers who wanted to explore the Atlantic Forest in order to monitor changes of the various species in the area and to have FUN! Ricardo,

Introducing the Iracambi Crew – post 1

I’m back, reporting live from the Atlantic Forest. This blog I thought I would introduce the volunteers and update you on the Iracambi adventures. Meet Tom:    Tom is a Belgian intern in Green Management from Hoge School Gent who has expertise

Iracambi and the Peer Award for Excellence

      We are thrilled to announce that Iracambi is joint winner of the prestigious 2015 Peer Award for Excellence!  Great work, Els, Mark, Juliet, Gus and Binka!