Blue-billed Curassow Crax alberti — Palm Oil Detectives

The enigmatic blue-billed curassow (Crax alberti – local name “Paujil”), endemic to the tropical humid forests of northern Colombia, is the cracid species most threatened with extinction in the wild from #deforestation

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A Common Thirst by Gary Boelhower — Children’s Books Heal

Gary Boelhower, Author Sarah Brokke, Illustrator Beaver Pond Press, Fiction, Oct. 27, 2020 Suitable for ages: 4-9 Themes: Goats, Sheep, Abundance, Drought, Sharing, Compassion  Opening: “Not far from here, the land was divided into towering mountains and level plains.” Publisher’s Synopsis:  A Common Thirst is a story about the goats, who rule the mountains, and […]

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Un cuento de iniciación – “La Magia de la Amazonia Las aventuras de Namowë, un niño Yanomami” — Barbara Crane Navarro — Tiny Life

ilustración de “La Magia de la Amazonia” – Las aventuras de Namowë, un niño Yanomami “ Desde sus primeras páginas, La Magie de l’Amazonie, este libro encantador para niños describe un mundo casi inimaginable en el siglo XXI. Un mundo tropical, exuberante e agitado, desbordante de una vida en comunión con los espíritus de los […] […]

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BIODIVERSITY — EDUINDEX NEWS — Tiny Life

The different types of organisms found in an area is known as biodiversity or you can define it in a more accurately as ” the totality of genes, species, and ecosystems of a region”. Biodiversity differ from place to place and dependence of human population has been enormously increased on biodiversity for their necessities. The […] […]

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Crested Capuchin Sapajus robustus — Palm Oil Detectives

Crested Capuchin Sapajus robustus Brazil (Bahia, Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais) Endangered The crested capuchin or robust tufted capuchin (Sapajus robustus) is a species of robust capuchin monkey living in Brazil. They were formerly considered a subspecies of the black capuchin but is now considered to be a separate species. The species has a broad diet, […]

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The Boy Who Grew A Forest by Sophia Gholz — Children’s Books Heal

The Boy Who Grew A Forest: The True Story of Jadav Payeng Sophia Gholz, Author Kayla Harren, Illustrator Sleeping Bear Press, Biography, March 2019 Suitable for ages: 5- 8 Themes: Jadav Payeng, Forests, India, Environmentalism, Foresters, Conservation Opening:  “In India, on a large river island, among farms and families hard at work, there lived a […]

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Un conte initiatique – “La Magie de l’Amazonie – Les aventures de Namowë, un garçon Yanomami”

Barbara Crane Navarro

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Dès ses premières pages La Magie de l’Amazonie, cet attachant livre pour enfants, décrit un monde presque inimaginable au XXIe siècle. Un monde tropical, luxuriant et agité, débordant d’une vie en communion avec les esprits des animaux et des plantes.

Tout commence à l’intérieur d’un shabono, l’habitation collective des Yanomami. Un chaman danse dans la lumière du feu d’un foyer, une danse rituelle implorant les Esprits de guérir Yarima, petit bébé malade. Namowë, son frère de 13 ans, attend de partir le lendemain pour sa première chasse avec les hommes de la communauté. Mais, au lieu de ça, pour sauver sa soeur il devra se lancer dans la quête d’une plante que le chaman ne possède pas.

Avec un clin d’œil en référence au voyage de Dorothy dans le Magicien d’Oz, le voyage…

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Zonia’s Rain Forest by Juana Martinez-Neal — Children’s Books Heal

Zonia’s Rain Forest Juana Martinez-Neal, Author and Illustrator Candlewick, Fiction, Mar. 30, 2021 Suitable for ages: 4-8 Themes: Amazon rain forest, Indigenous people, Wildlife, Nature, Environmental dangers Opening: “Zonia lives with those she loves in the rain forest, where it is always green and full of life.” Synopsis: Zonia’s home is the Peruvian rain forest. […]

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Great Green Macaw Ara ambiguus — Palm Oil Detectives

The extremely rare Pernambuco Pygmy-owl is critically endangered on the @IUCNredlist due to massive logging and deforestation for #palmoil #beef farming in #Brazil support this animal’s survival by making art and joining the #boycott4wildlife

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A Classic Initiation Tale – The Amazon as Oz “Amazon Rainforest Magic The adventures of Namowë, a Yanomami boy”

Barbara Crane Navarro

illustration from “Amazon Rainforest Magic – The adventures of Namowë, a Yanomami boy”

From its opening pages, this engaging children’s book sets the scene of a world almost unimaginable in the 21st century, a lush, restive, tropical world alive with the spirits of animals and plants.

It begins inside a Yanomami dwelling. A shaman dances around a fire in the cobalt light, intent on a healing ritual. Yarima, a sick baby girl, lays in her mother’s hammock nearby. Meanwhile her 13-year-old brother, Namowë, waits in anticipation of the next days’ hunting trip, his first. But it is not to be.

Instead, he embarks on a journey to find the Luminous Plant, which the village shaman does not possess, in order to save his sister. With a nod to Dorothy’s journey to Emerald City in the Wizard of Oz, Namowe’s trip to Jaguar Mountain is punctuated by encounters with everything from…

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