A NOTE FROM ARC’S FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT, JANA BELL

The past few months has been a real roller coaster ride for me! Sadly, the presence of illegal miners in our remote area has increased substantially. This fact partnered with the reality that the Peruvian government does not have the resources to deal with miners in...

WHO ARE THE ILLEGAL GOLD MINERS OF TAMBOPATA, PERU?

For nearly two decades, gold miners have illegally ravaged the Amazon rainforest in Peru’s Tambopata region. The miners move swiftly through the pristine jungle, turning it into treeless, toxic wasteland that could take 500 years to recover. Sadly, there’s no...

THE UNCONTACTED PEOPLE OF THE AMAZON RAINFOREST

One of the most remote and least disturbed area in the entire Amazon rainforest basin lies in the region of Madre de Dios in southeastern Peru. It is here that the Yine people live in voluntary isolation, avoiding human contact. The Yine are most likely descendants of...

HEAL YOURSELF, HEAL THE WORLD – written by Neil Kirwan

My first journey with Ayahuasca was with a traditional Quechua woman at her mountain home. After a lifetime of intrinsic knowing that something wasn’t right with the world and unseen forces were at play, I finally had the veil on the curtain pulled back. I was taken...

FIVE FACTS ABOUT THE AMAZON RAINFOREST THAT WILL AMAZE YOU!

There Is A Maggot That Breathes Out Of Its Bottom And Feeds On Humans. The human botfly (a small hairy fly about the size of a bumble bee) likes to attach its eggs to the underside of a mosquito. When the mosquito finds a human to feed on, the warmth of the person’s...

HOW ARC CAME TO BE

Back in 2011, a good friend of mine invited me to join her on a four-day trek to Machu Picchu, Peru, to celebrate a milestone birthday. Machu Picchu was not even on my radar at the time, but I jumped at the opportunity because I love to travel. I did some research and...

WHO KNEW BRAZIL NUT TREES WERE SO INTERESTING?!

The land in our care is home to many brazil nut trees - trees found predominantly in the Amazon rainforest. The brazil nut tree towers above the other trees and can reach heights of up to 61 meters (200 feet). They can live for 500 years or more. In fact some...

WHY SHOULD YOU CARE ABOUT THE AMAZON RAINFOREST ?

The market forces of globalization are invading the Amazon and threatening its future existence.​ We can't rely on world governments to preserve the world's tropical forests and the ecological services they provide.  It is up to organizations (like ARC) to educate,...