What do the Ribeirinhos eat?

  Other than rice, beans and fish, the Amazon natives also eat various vegetables, seeds and other fruits they come across in the forest. Their diet revolves mainly around fishing, hunting, and family agriculture. It might seem repetitive, but a lot of their diet varies depending on the season – mangos only ripe at a […]

Animals and everyday life in the forest

  In the Amazon, biodiversity is high and the natives have learnt to live with the plethora of animal species that dwell in the forest, so much so that they’re now used to amazing close encounters. Insects are habitual guests in native households! Stick insects, butterflies and mantises are frequently found in the house – […]

ABC, an unprecedented scientific expedition

Mission successfully accomplished: a group of 24 researchers reached the Jauaperi National Park last December!  The team, based in Xixuaú and led by prof. Carlos Peres of the National Research Institute in Amazonia (INPA), brought together researchers from numerous Brazilian institutions including the famous Emilio Goeldi Museum in Belém and the federal universities of Amazonas, […]

Everyday life at Xixuaú

Many of you ask us what the daily activities of the inhabitants of the Amazon are, in particular what tasks are performed by the men and women of the villages of the RESEX Lower Rio Branco Jauaperi. In a such complex context, the main job for everyone is survival: men must hunt for food and […]

O coração da Terra

Por que falamos da floresta amazônica como o coração do mundo, em vez de seus pulmões? A floresta amazônica não é uma grande fonte de oxigênio, já que as árvores consomem quase todo ele por meio da fotossíntese. Portanto, os especialistas sugerem que é incorreto descrever a floresta amazônica como o pulmão do mundo. No […]