I am delighted to announce that as of March 1, 2015, Dr. Nora Bynum will take the position of Executive Director of the ACEER Foundation. Nora has been involved with the ACEER for more than 15 years, and was instrumental in organizing and supporting the ACEER-Organization for Tropical Studies joint ecology and conservation course in Peru, which Continue reading “Nora Bynum New ACEER Executive Director”
UD’s 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show exhibit to feature plants from the Amazon
The University of Delaware exhibit at this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show will provide visitors a lesson in the inherent value of abundant plant life, with a focus on useful, edible and therapeutic plants found in the Amazon rainforest.
In presenting Peru’s National Award of Environmental Citizenship to The ACEER, Peru’s Minister of Environment, Manuel Pulgar Vidal, specifically cited ACEER’s Puppet House, a traveling puppet show for rural Amazonian elementary school children.
ACEER is pleased to announce the recipients of the Dr. James A. Duke Ethnotanical Fellowship.
Roxana Yanina Casteñeda Sifuentes, Peru, in support of her project: Ethnobotany of Fabacae in Angaraes, Huancavelica, Peru
Laura Dev, United States, in support of her project: How does environmental change affect the learning of ethnobotanical knowledge among Shipibo healers in the Peruvian Amazon?: Creating an eco-cultural archive of traditional seeds, songs and stories.