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Life at Iracambi – a first encounter

  I have arrived – I being me, Imran Viroomal, the new communications coordinator – to Iracambi where the sun is shining, the birds are chattering and the streams are flowing. I decided to take the long way to Iracambi

Bye bye, American Pie(/University)

It’s been a quiet start to the week here in Minas Gerais, as yesterday we said our goodbyes to the great group of graduate students from American University in Washington DC. For 2 weeks, the 11-strong group along with professor

Peer Awards approaching fast!

Last month, we let you know the really great news that Iracambi had been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2015 Peer Awards for Excellence. The date of the final (18th June) is fast approaching so we’ve been busy finalizing

Welcome Ball State University!

This May, we have welcome our third 100,000 Strong in the Americas program to Iracambi. A group of 10 students from Ball State University have descended upon our rainforest home, along with familiar face John Motlock. John has not only

Iracambi: Peer Award Finalist 2015!

We are delighted to anounce that Iracambi has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2015 Peer Awards! Held in London, the Peer Awards focus on showcasing and celebrating innovative ideas, and recognize the highest standards of “Corporate Social Responsibility”,

Young Eco-Leaders take the lead!

It’s been two months since our program started, and we have lots to share! The first good news are, in partnership with Belizario’s local church, we’ve managed to convince the water supply company to cede one of their big trucks

Iracambi goes south

Directors Robin and Binka have just arrived back to a rainy Iracambi (hurrah for rain!) after a whirlwind tour down south. They have been visiting some of our colleagues in the field of environmental issues, to see what great things

Letter to the editor: Product as advertised

Thank you, Iracambi, for offering a real conservation volunteer experience. The product was as advertised, and there is no doubt in my mind that I will leave here a satisfied volunteer. I write to let other potential volunteers that yes,

Tchau dry January!

After a very busy and action packed January, we can’t believe how quickly February has come around here at Iracambi (this we includes me, Els, the new volunteer coordinator here at Iracambi who arrived at the beginning of the year

The Environment and Me

We all arises again at the normal time at 7:30am enjoyed a nice spread of bread, cheese, scrambled eggs,fresh fruits, a nice selection of freshly squeezed fruit juice before class. Normally the first part of the day, after breakfast and